Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: motor mounts  (Read 1731 times)

lozvik

  • Guest
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.
Logged

Martin [Admin]

  • Administrator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20,644
  • Location: Peterborough, UK
    • Model Boat Mayhem
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....


Logged
"This is my firm opinion, but what do I know?!"    -   Mayhem FaceBook Group!

steamboatbob

  • Guest
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

http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/proddetail.php?prod=etti-h009

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

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12951.0




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

steamboatbob

Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up