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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Other Technical Questions... => Topic started by: Glyn Roberts on July 01, 2015, 09:18:48 PM

Title: Motor mounts
Post by: Glyn Roberts on July 01, 2015, 09:18:48 PM
I need to find marine motor mounts to fit this motor:

 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18119__Turnigy_Aerodrive_SK3_3536_1400kv_Brushless_Outrunner_Motor.html

A fitting was included but its meant for planes.

Regards Glyn
Title: Re: Motor mounts
Post by: Stavros on July 01, 2015, 09:49:32 PM
Make one ...all you need is some Aluminium ruler drill and a vice
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Motor mounts
Post by: inertia on July 01, 2015, 11:01:25 PM
You may well find that the motor will screw very neatly to one of these. Certainly a 28mm motor fits on the 380 mount. https://www.howesmodels.co.uk/product/Standard%20Motor%20Mount%20for%20540-600%20Motors (https://www.howesmodels.co.uk/product/Standard%20Motor%20Mount%20for%20540-600%20Motors)
(Photo also shows my cheapskate prop aligner!)
DM
Title: Re: Motor mounts
Post by: CGAux26 on July 02, 2015, 01:21:24 AM
Like Stavros said.  I use aluminum angle from the hardware store.  One piece sold at 3 feet long makes a bunch of motor mounts.
Title: Re: Motor mounts
Post by: derekwarner on July 02, 2015, 01:51:14 AM
Well...each to his or her own......but @ 2.10 ...I think it is good value.... as compared to a minimum length  >>:-( of 50x50 x 3 aluminium angle iron.......

Pity the people in the graphics department :embarrassed: were not able to comprehend that if a dimension is 55 mm, then it should be depicted as such................Derek
Title: Re: Motor mounts
Post by: CyberBOB on July 02, 2015, 04:00:56 AM
I think you nailed it Derek, it's from the graphics department, not the drafting department...


55mm what?  Length or bolt spacing?
Title: Re: Motor mounts
Post by: inertia on July 02, 2015, 08:40:06 AM
Please forgive my slightly naive original reply but the question seemed to be more "Where do I get a motor mount?" than "How do I make a mount and from what material?".
For those who would rather make than buy I've always found these guys to offer excellent prices and service for UK customers http://www.metals4u.co.uk/aluminium/angle/2-x-2-x-18/detail.asp?prd_id=199 (http://www.metals4u.co.uk/aluminium/angle/2-x-2-x-18/detail.asp?prd_id=199)
Of course there are bound to be 'better' and 'cheaper' suppliers and equally there are bound to be Mayhem members who can't wait to shout down my suggestion and trumpet their own instead.

Glyn
If you telephone Howes on any business day but Wednesday and ask to speak to John Cox then he will clarify any confusion over the dimensions. He may even already know whether or not the mount does fit the proposed motor. I don't think you're going to get confirmation of either on here.
DM
Title: Re: Motor mounts
Post by: Glyn Roberts on July 02, 2015, 02:34:17 PM
Thanks for all responses,  I will keep in mind making my own for the next build.

DM, made the call and parts ordered, thanks.

Regards Glyn
Title: Re: Motor mounts
Post by: Glyn Roberts on July 08, 2015, 08:42:45 PM
The above illustrated motor mounts fitted the motors Ok, I only had to counter sink the bolt holes to suit the Bolts.

Regards and thanks to all,Glyn.