Engine mounting via tape or rubber bands?
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Oct 08, 2012
, 10:12 PM
"Fly, yes... Land, No"
United States, CA, Santa Cruz
Joined May 2005
properly securing a motor mount can have as much to do with the design of the aircraft as the shape and size of the mount. rcbif shows a good example for a stick mount motor, but for a plate mount here are a couple of examples.
The first picture I show a mount i made for one of my Funbats that was simply glued right to the front of the nose. But I had to make sure that it was fully secured to all edges of the foam behind it. For the flat plates of foam behind it I had multiple layers to make sure it didnt rip free. I also made a version with "fingers" that went backwards into the fuselage and glued to in the inside of the fuse to get as much grip as possible.
The next few show a pusher style aircraft Im working on. There are no flat pieces of foam attaching the mounts, only edges. The advantage of this is I dont have to worry about a simple piece of foam coming lose and my motor flying off.
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