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Eman
2009.06.05, 08:26 PM
I had to make some changes to the last build. Glued the slave motor down to eliminate any movement. Added power switch, pinion holder and the Gen1 Xmod Alum. motor holder. Used MR-02 front suspension limiters (4mm) as stand offs to mount the motor holder. Works much better. Run times of over an hour. The only money I spent on this project was for the motor mount. Which cost me a penny plus 3.99 s&h. However, it did take about 4 hours to put together. So at $15/hr it might have been cheaper to buy one from PN. Oh well, it was to fun see an idea realized.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k41/willis67017/Mini%20Z/motorbreakinstand.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k41/willis67017/Mini%20Z/motorbreakinstand2.jpg

Skv012a
2009.06.05, 08:37 PM
Looks good man. Im getting really close to building my own to break all new stock properly and easily. I wanted to make a power switch too, so kudos for making that.

arch2b
2009.06.05, 11:41 PM
i like the creativity and clean wiring, overall a very good job.

Eman
2009.06.06, 12:15 AM
Thanks. I figure most people have these parts laying around so if you have the time why not. Its not too difficult. Might be cool to mount it on the inside lid of a tool/parts box.

Eman
2009.06.06, 12:18 AM
Looks good man. Im getting really close to building my own to break all new stock properly and easily. I wanted to make a power switch too, so kudos for making that.

Yeah the first time I used the old build I realized how beneficial it would be to have a power switch.

arch2b
2009.06.06, 09:43 AM
what did you use to secure the switch to the plate? i have plenty of rs bits and peices from my earlier modifying days and could easily add a switch to my setup however i don't have any reliable means to secure it to the stand.

arch2b
2009.06.06, 10:55 AM
i did something very similar with the pn racing motor stand i bought recently.

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1335/medium/IMG_11851.JPG

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1335/medium/IMG_1188.JPG

Eman
2009.06.06, 07:10 PM
what did you use to secure the switch to the plate? i have plenty of rs bits and peices from my earlier modifying days and could easily add a switch to my setup however i don't have any reliable means to secure it to the stand.

I used a contact cement called "Welders". Its very strong. Doesn't dry hard, it stays pliable. So with enough force you can remove whatever you glued and peel up the glue. I think I got it at Wal-mart. Holds in 5 minutes, full strength in 24 hours.

Eman
2009.06.06, 07:13 PM
Those PN units are pretty. I think polished aluminum and carbon fiber are like jewelry are to women.

arch2b
2009.06.06, 07:27 PM
they look pretty but i'm finding they are not the best in terms of adjusting the gear mesh. there is very little wiggle room to get any screwdriver inplace. a much better solution would have been to make the break in motor stationary in the holder just like the slave motor and have the slide adjustment side to side in the actual base. this keeps all the adjustment screws in easy reach.

Eman
2009.06.07, 01:09 AM
they look pretty but i'm finding they are not the best in terms of adjusting the gear mesh. there is very little wiggle room to get any screwdriver inplace. a much better solution would have been to make the break in motor stationary in the holder just like the slave motor and have the slide adjustment side to side in the actual base. this keeps all the adjustment screws in easy reach.

You think they would have caught that problem before going into production. Maybe version 2 will be better. Maybe you could convert it to a belt drive. So it would allow you to move both motors away from each other to give you better access to the screws. Its too bad it doesn't work as good as it looks.