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Jul 24, 2010, 10:27 PM
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Interchangeable motor mounting (Best Practices)


Hey Guys,

What do you guys use to mount your motors on your planes, but still allows you to swap them out quickly.

I typically used the long screws that came with my Turnigy servos, but looking for a different way that allows me to change them out using 4 bolts and nuts.

What are your suggestions?

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Jul 25, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Probably the easiest is the breakaway motor mount I saw from Dave Powers.http://www.rcpowers.com/forum/showth...ay+motor+mount Lets you swap your motor quick and easy, and helps act as a shock absorber for some of those "vertical landings". Seems to work oretty well,too.
Jul 25, 2010, 12:49 PM
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tape


well, on my new plane "the elephant" which i just posted a thread about i think i might just use tape. at first i used hot glue, but then i dropped it and it broke. i used hot glue again but doing a gliding test it broke again(i didnt have a tail on at the time so that may have made it crash)
id say tape is the best way to go; easy to move around, easy to take off. but it wouldnt work on a big trick plane very well. it might break.lol
Jul 25, 2010, 12:50 PM
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oh ya and the tape hasnt broken off even with five more glide flights. it can just move around a bit to absorb shock
Jul 26, 2010, 01:38 PM
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Using tape to hold on a motor is not the smartest idea.

I bought several stick motor mounts. When I build my foamies I Epoxy the square plywood rod in place then I just screw the motor mount right to it.

Takes a total of 30 seconds to take the motor off 1 plane and put it on another. As simple as moving 1 screw.
Jul 26, 2010, 01:48 PM
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I'm going to have to use that rubber band method from Dave from now on.
Jul 27, 2010, 09:01 AM
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Here are some ideas for attaching motor to mounts. Some are really nice ones...


http://www.rcindia.org/tools-materia...rs-on-foamies/

Regards
Ankur
Jul 27, 2010, 12:59 PM
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That coke bottle top mount is genius.

I am going to use that for my Elite 400 motor.


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