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Dec 12, 2011, 08:08 AM
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Received mine too. Quality looks good but seems fairly heavy.
Will be trying a Suxfly 3674 1620KV on 6S to start off with. The motor has got the big holes in the front and back.
Will advise on numbers.

Any handy tips on balancing this fan?
Harmonic balance and then let the fan do the rest worked fine for me, it's the motor shaft length that's the balancing issue. Same thing for their 70mm fan...
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Dec 12, 2011, 08:09 AM
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haven't done anybalancing since mine is still in transit..
buw an accurate scale and having the opposing blades weighted and drill them with a 2 or 1.5mm drill underneath to match the weight.. at least that's what I intent to do
DRILL HOLES IN THE BLADES?
I gotta see this...
Dec 12, 2011, 08:24 AM
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DRILL HOLES IN THE BLADES?
I gotta see this...
not through the blades.. Im not stupd. The blades can be separated so underneath it is possible to do that...
Dec 12, 2011, 09:24 AM
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You should NOT drill the blades. The best method for EDFs is to add weight to the other side. You can't afford to make any of the plastic weak. For small fans without separate blades, you can apply some CA to blade. Just the weight from CA is often enough to balance the fan. If the blades are separate, you can drill the center hub if necessary. Otherwise, epoxy the center hub under the blade or use the CA trick.
Dec 12, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Thank you guys.
Was just thinking that you would need a bit of epoxy on either side of the hub due to the weight of the fan.
Dec 12, 2011, 11:11 AM
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You should NOT drill the blades. The best method for EDFs is to add weight to the other side. You can't afford to make any of the plastic weak. For small fans without separate blades, you can apply some CA to blade. Just the weight from CA is often enough to balance the fan. If the blades are separate, you can drill the center hub if necessary. Otherwise, epoxy the center hub under the blade or use the CA trick.
have you guys got your shippment yet.
Dec 12, 2011, 11:18 AM
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You should NOT drill the blades. The best method for EDFs is to add weight to the other side. You can't afford to make any of the plastic weak. For small fans without separate blades, you can apply some CA to blade. Just the weight from CA is often enough to balance the fan. If the blades are separate, you can drill the center hub if necessary. Otherwise, epoxy the center hub under the blade or use the CA trick.
the way I'm going to dril them is not making them weaker.. stronger maybe but not weak.

try to bent a hollow shaft and try to bent a solid... if you know what I mean..
Dec 12, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Sorry...in no way will drilling a hole(in any direction) make it stronger....Why drill when just adding a bit of weight with tape/glue/putty will solve the problem...I know on many types of equipment they drill hole to ballance but in that use the part is way over built in strength ...these fans are being pushed beyond the limit or close to it..dont risk it...stick with what works..
The only diffreence between a hollow shaft and a solid shaft is weight..if you take the same shaft of the same material the solid will bend and the hollow will fold at failure...it wont be stronger
Dec 12, 2011, 11:30 AM
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the way I'm going to dril them is not making them weaker.. stronger maybe but not weak.

try to bent a hollow shaft and try to bent a solid... if you know what I mean..
I hope you explain further.
Dec 12, 2011, 11:33 AM
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I will take photos when I receive and disassemble the fan
Dec 12, 2011, 12:04 PM
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haven't done anybalancing since mine is still in transit..
buw an accurate scale and having the opposing blades weighted and drill them with a 2 or 1.5mm drill underneath to match the weight.. at least that's what I intent to do
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Dec 12, 2011, 12:09 PM
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People complaining about it being a copycat, please start a new thread. I'm tired of sifting through the tissue & tears, just to find the real reason this thread was started & what I'm looking 4...specs, info, & help.
Dec 12, 2011, 12:24 PM
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we will talk later... after I balance mine.. and if it works.. all these back to you falcon.. just don't erase your account.. I will be back for you because Ive done this b4
Dec 12, 2011, 12:36 PM
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N e 1 find a 1600kv motor for 6s setup yet? I've been searching for the 1 CS uses in their vid but can figure out which it is. Correct me if I'm wrong, but From what I've tried to read is that a 1700kv motor will pull too much amps.
Dec 12, 2011, 12:45 PM
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can I suggest this one here???
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17698


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