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Old Feb 01, 2016, 01:25 PM
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Broken Bixler, how to repair motor mount?

So I slapped the ground pretty hard today and broke my bixlers motor mount... of course the fuse is glued together, and being new to this hobby I have no idea how to fix this... any advice would be appreciated.

I do have a 3d printer and would love to give the motor more clearance for a bigger prop while I'm doing the repair... just not sure how to gain access!
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Old Feb 01, 2016, 02:02 PM
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Old Feb 01, 2016, 10:46 PM
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Oh heck that's easy. Take an Xacto knife, or razor snap knife, or even a razor blade and cut the top off the pylon. Slice it 90 degrees from the original slices that made up the halves of it.

Pop the top off and then you can work the plastic mount out.

When you go to reinstall it, I used good old GOOP to hold the plastic mount, and for sticking the top back on. Makes it a lot easier if you have to do it again, to slice through the glue joints. I've done it on mine when changing out motors.

Actually I built my own risers for the motors, so I could run bigger props. I took a wood dowel rod and sized it to fit inside the original plastic mount. Flipped the plastic mount 180 degrees so it would accept the rod. Rod sits flush with the back of the pylon. Then made the riser out of a piece of 1/8" aluminum bent to get the motor angle through the CG (very important).
Four small screws hold the aluminum to the dowel, and a hole drilled through both the aluminum and dowel allows you to run the motor wires through.
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