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I got mine in the mail so I did a short video of how to assemble it

Cuz tooling around is just not my style of flying. Full stick and full travel control surfaces.

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Boxermad84
Nice one bj, great overview of the mount. Thanks!

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Jeriah
Yeah good video!


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jhova17
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I got mine in the mail so I did a short video of how to assemble it

another one of your awesome videos !!!!
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LukeWarm
It's a nice mount but it looks a little large. The ones I've made are smaller, and made of aluminum. None of these types of mounts take crashs very well. Good video, thanks for making it.
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PhilDou
Got any pictures Luke?
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F1wanabe
Luke, when Jay designed this we discusses exactly what you just mentioned. Why not make it stronger and smaller. After careful though and several prototypes this was the best option. This mount is designed to be much stronger than the depron that surrounds it, while still weighing only 20g. The cost of making it from aluminum was a factor since materials and machining need to be added in, although the thickness of the outer ring could have been a tad thinner. The ply can be laser cut, and the double-laminated-with-epoxy method is stronger than the foam it attaches to. For foamies it's stronger than the plane!
Some other materials are showing promise but all weigh more and are all over kill for depron. Those other materials may be offered in the future for larger, heavier planes.
As far as size, the center ring is about as small as it can be for a standard motor mount and the clearance between the two rings allows for the heavy duty balljoint and motor wires to pass. Also, the connecting hardware is pretty heavy duty for reliability so the attaching points need to be a certain thickness.
As usual, I try to break things and it took me 4 good hits (and repairs to the depron around the mount) to crack it. Then I just epoxies the crack and I'm still using it. Also, the day I cracked it temperatures were in the 30's so the mount was less flexible.

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farside
Is carbon fiber too expensive to use?

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F1wanabe
That would be MUCH more expensive, so it's a question of how good do you want to make it and how much do you have to spend? For example, with aluminum, to have a shop make it would cost almost 250% more. As I said, right now the ply is stronger than the foam. Some of the more durable plastics we've checked would be less for materials but more for tooling and higher weight. That's promising though. Believe it or not, ply is an extremely flexible material as far as cost, durability and production mainly due to the ability to laser cut. We are planning ahead for different mounts for different applications also, so we are keeping all material options open. We are taking this very seriously and when we can offer more performance for less money, you guys will be the first to know!

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LukeWarm
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Got any pictures Luke?

Sorry, no pictures. The aluminum was cut with a dremel with an arm that protruded out to give better leverage. Because a long throw was not needed, we used the hole closest to the servo. This also gave us a lot more torque which allowed us to use small servos. We used small nails with a washer soldered on the other end for pivots. It took quite a while to make.
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JettaManDan
Think the size and cost is perfect for the application guys...I'd rather use wood than metal for a foamie anyway...
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jhova17
i would love to have one of the aluminum mounts ,i might try to make one at my shop with my guys i wonder how long it would take.it would be a nice project. my guys made the ply mount a little smaller not much but a little bit and it did work a little better tho
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