CLASS 006 - MOUNTING MOTORS

Materials:
1 Brushless Motor
1 Motor holder plate
1 Propeller
1 Propeller Shaft
1 Block of Delrin
 

Assembling the motor with holder plate,  propeller and shaft.

Assembling the motor with holder plate,  propeller and shaft.

Used the band saw to cut the Delrin block into a smaller piece, the Delrin was meant for the two materials class to make a flower holder, so I saved some for later. Now I'm preparing to drill holes to hold down the motor.

Used the band saw to cut the Delrin block into a smaller piece, the Delrin was meant for the two materials class to make a flower holder, so I saved some for later.
Now I'm preparing to drill holes to hold down the motor.

Clamped down the Delrin and started to drill holes. It was hard to reverse out the drill when it got deep into the Delrin. I screwed in the first screw until it got half way deep and got completely stuck in the Delrin, it was then till I realized I used a drill bit that was smaller than the screw.

Clamped down the Delrin and started to drill holes. It was hard to reverse out the drill when it got deep into the Delrin. I screwed in the first screw until it got half way deep and got completely stuck in the Delrin, it was then till I realized I used a drill bit that was smaller than the screw.

I made sure the holes were aligned correctly to the motor plate by drilling through the plate's holes with one hole always screwed down.

I made sure the holes were aligned correctly to the motor plate by drilling through the plate's holes with one hole always screwed down.

After drilling out the position of the holes, I started drilling each holes deep as the screws.

After drilling out the position of the holes, I started drilling each holes deep as the screws.

After mounting the motor, I tested the brushless motor with power. The Delrin is heavy but still not heavy enough to completely hold down the motor without moving. I am now ordering a 1/4'' plywood to hold down the delrin, will fabricate tomorrow.

After mounting the motor, I tested the brushless motor with power. The Delrin is heavy but still not heavy enough to completely hold down the motor without moving. I am now ordering a 1/4'' plywood to hold down the delrin, will fabricate tomorrow.