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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => BRUSHLESS Motors and Speed Controllers => Topic started by: dpbarry on July 07, 2020, 06:24:01 pm

Title: Brushless motor mount query
Post by: dpbarry on July 07, 2020, 06:24:01 pm
Hi Folks.


Iíve just purchased these motor mounts which are going to be used in my Mersey and have a query over whether the two mounting holes are sufficient or should I drill another two holes for a more secure system.


Regards


Declan
Title: Re: Brushless motor mount query
Post by: Taranis on July 07, 2020, 06:29:37 pm
They're fine Declan
Many motor mounts come with two pairs of holes of different centres to fit different motors so two is normal.
Maybe a dab of thread lock would be a plus


EDIT non of my motors use 4 fixings
Title: Re: Brushless motor mount query
Post by: dpbarry on July 07, 2020, 06:32:25 pm
Cheers for that.


Many thanks


Declan


They're fine Declan
Many motor mounts come with two pairs of holes of different centres to fit different motors so two is normal.
Maybe a dab of thread lock would be a plus


EDIT non of my motors use 4 fixings
Title: Re: Brushless motor mount query
Post by: Taranis on July 07, 2020, 06:34:21 pm
I've just ordered a pair of those alloy brackets from China yesterday  :-))
Title: Re: Brushless motor mount query
Post by: Stan on July 07, 2020, 08:01:27 pm
HI these motor mounts are from Perkins.The rear of the mount has two semi circle slots which makes mounting your motors very easy. These motors are fitted in my Amati Grand Banks model. Forgot to mention only two bolts on each motor


Stan.
Title: Re: Brushless motor mount query
Post by: dpbarry on July 07, 2020, 09:00:11 pm
Cheers Stan.  :-))  How do you find them. Rigid enough??


In fairness Taranis, I thought they were plastic when ordering them  :embarrassed: .

Pleasantly surprised. I'm looking at making up a bracket that will hold the two of them in such a way that I can angle the mounts (independently) to keep the motors in line with shafts.

Just working out distance so I can order prop shafts and props to suit Mersey  :D


I've just ordered a pair of those alloy brackets from China yesterday  :-))
Title: Re: Brushless motor mount query
Post by: Stan on July 07, 2020, 10:15:29 pm
Hi the motor mounts in the picture are only held in place with two bolts. Under the rear of the mounts a piece of timber is fitted this provides the angle to the shafts. Holes are drilled in the timber and the bolts were glued in. Once the glue set the mount was bolted to the timber and the complete mount fitted into the hull using Stixall glue. Taranis wiil vouch for Stixall.  Forgot to mention I found these mounts very durable.




Stan.