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motor mounts
« on: July 24, 2009, 01:17:19 pm »

sorry guys another question, are the plastic motor mounts worth using or do they make alignment more difficult seeing as they move and bend a bit, is there more solid better alternative? im trying to get it running as quiet as poss so want to avoid using anything thats gonna make it harder.

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Re: motor mounts
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 02:20:00 pm »

Plastic mounts are OK as long as they are secured to the hull well.
 I prefer to use double / Kardan type couplings these days even if I have managed to
get the motor and shaft in perfect alignment, (... because you never really can)!
A double coupling allows for a bit of flex and quietens everything down.

For electric motors, don't go too over the top, a sadle mount and a good elestic band will hold
all but the most powerful motors securely in place....

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Re: motor mounts
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 03:34:51 pm »

i use these. they are a little over the top at around $20USD but i just cannot go past them being made from aluminium and carbon fibre

and here is one in action if you want to have a look at this thread

they are available in two sizes the one shown is a 540 can size you can also get one to suit a 380 can motor and they are almost bulletproof with heaps of adjustment all i did was epoxy it to the hull.

Hope i helped


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