I have a Robocar which is currently driven by a Jetson TX2 devkit, as shown in the picture below
As you can see, I removed the heatsink from TX2 to reduce the weight so the car can run faster in race. I am replacing the TX2 with an Xavier NX devkit for its smaller formfactor and multiple USB ports. I would like to remove the fan on the Xavier NX devkit also. During race, I run deep learning YOLOv3 (input image 640x360) on GPU and particle filter to process 2D Lidar data (1000 points 40 frame per second) on CPU. I also ran some ROS nodes. The car speed can reach 20mph but a single race run last for only 5 seconds. Between races, I do not need to run DL or heavy computation, just run some Linux command line operations
My questions is if it is safe to remove the fan?