550 Motor Mount Hop-Up?
I've been having trouble getting the cc 1406 4600Kv motor mounted. First I had the stock plastic gear box and stripped 3 of the screw holes which caused the motor to move around and bent the screw that adjusts the motor position... so I ordered some replacements and an aluminum gear box. Everything was adjusted and meshed up well and I hit something sideways again. Now tightening the motor down, it will angle slightly because the 550 motor mount is slightly dented around the adjustment screw.
I could just order a new traxxas 550 motor mount but wanted something a bit more hardened to avoid this in the future. Does anyone know of a stronger 550 motor mount?
I think I've seen people use two stacked together on the bigger models
Not the plate but the actual mount (the one with small fins) that provides standoff from the plate.
Oh I know what you mean now, yeah I'm not sure what you could do to strengthen that
I wasn't even aware they could be dented that easy.. my advice is get a new one and stop running into things lol
Duly noted! I ended up ordering a HR 550 conversion plate and mount. I won't worry about interfering with the receiver box as the new ESC isn't waterproof anyway. Now I'm just worried about that plastic pin that the motor mount pivots on. I snapped one in that first crash I mentioned and I'm thinking stiffening that up would help out a lot. So I'm looking for something metal to replace it with.
I hope you find something for that..
I was thinking maybe you could put together a brace for the rear end of the motor to keep it in place better..
just a thought, I'm not really sure how you'd go about that