Mr. Ryan Maifield has joined the Elite club
Update! 11/26/2009 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
I know it's been awhile since my last update, been pretty busy..well let's get on with some good news..
Motor mounts are back in stock!
MBX6 mount is back in stock and now in a highly demanded black anodized color..
Well the highly anticipated RC8/T mounts are finally available, anodized in blue to match...
All you Losi guys can now get the Elite treatment.. mount has the correct height to compensate for the plastic riser plate, so the mount will mount directly onto the chassis..(you will need to modify the stock plastic riser) No more flex, so therefore no more stripped spurs : )
And finally, Kyosho MP9 mounts have also joined the Elite family...
OK the wait is almost over, here are some pictures of the almost finished adjustable battery trays..there will still be some slight changes, mainly on the lower riser plate..
Here is the bottom plate, as you can see, it is cnc from black delrin, looks like machined black aluminum : ) looks much better in person..
Here are the front & rear plates, also nicely machined..slots are 1" to accommodate Elite RC 1" battery straps..
Here is the tray fully assembled with the added width spacers for wider batteries.. the corner triangles is laser cut from a sheet of 2mm black delrin..
Notice the 1" wide straps, 1 strap only for quick release..
This is a completed tray with the bottom riser plate attached, I guess you noticed the RED color : ) just trying something different, got some red
HDPE(equivalent to delrin) It actually looks pretty good in red.. I will have a limited run, so first come first served : )
Here is the bottom view, the cross relief is for zip ties to sit flat, made to hold down the esc..
Here is a exploded view of what I'll have to offer..I will have a variety of straps in different colors & lengths, they will also have my custom printed logo on it..
Ok folks, here are some cad images of my fully adjustable battery tray..
Here is the bottom plate, 6mm thick delrin.. counter sunk center slot holes, so it will be screwed down from the top not like conventional trays
which are screwed from the bottom of chassis.. I made slots so once mounted you can shift the tray up or down to fine tune your weight balance.
Here is the tray assembled, as you noticed there are a lot of tapped holes, so you can stretch or shorten the length, the adjustments are endless..
front has a delrin plate with battery strap slots, rear has aluminum tubing, but can be replaced with delrin plate or vice versa...
Side triangular plates is 2mm thick, cad image shows carbon fiber, final product may be delrin.. it all depends on cost..Only needs 1 velcro strap on top, quick release...
This is for people with large 5-6S Lipo packs(Maxamps)Change the width by adding aluminum spacers, I will be offering spacer packs separately..
I took some time today to take some nice close up pictures of my finished product..
As you can see from this picture, the motor block is held in place with 1 screw, 2 screws can be used for extra security but is not needed..
OK, let me explain in detail why my slide & lock design is different from others..here are the benefits:
1: There are no gaps, motor block has full contact with motor mount..therefor motor will not budge, so you will have a perfect mesh all the time...
2: The face of the motor has full contact with the whole mounting system..
3: Very solid built, machined from Aircraft grade 7075 T7 aluminum, so it will stay solid, rigid & slop free unlike other mounts made from 6061 or cast aluminum.
4: Even though it is 10mm thick it weighs a little over 2oz, I've taken out unnecessary material to save as much weight as possible..
5: Has a built in 5x10mm bearing in the motor block for extra shaft support, less flex = better mesh & less stress on front motor bearing.
6: 1 screw lock design, when you tighten the top screw it puts pressure on the sliding contacts, so it somewhat unites the 2 parts into 1 solid mount, zero flex! Totally different from Losi/Kyosho
Here is a nice view of the front, I've chose to hard anodize for durability & to match the color of selected vehicles..
The smooth sliding action with tight tolerance, as you can see the motor is on the edge and still looks parallel to the mount.
The keyhole opening on the front of the motor block for easy pinion installation & removal.
Top view, motor block out of mount.
Side view of the motor block..
The secured bearing design
Here they are FINALLY! I know I said last week but things happen, so better late than never I will bring the mounts to get anodized tomorrow so they
I'm sorry for the inconvenience, the online store/shopping cart should be ready soon.
This batch consists of mounts for Xray 808, MBX6/T,Kyosho ST-RR,777, & HB D8 (Available now) Price is $69.99+$5 shipping, International buyers please
email me for shipping quote.
Next batch will be for MP9 & RC8/T (Next month)
Good News people, my first batch of motor mounts is in production.. DOA will be most likely next week, that's if I decide to anodize or not.
First batch of mounts will be in this order Xray 808 & MBX6/T will be first following after will be D8 & MP9. I will update with pics very soon..
Thanks again for your support & patience.
Finally finished the body..
Ok, finally had some time to finish up my wiring..
Here is a series adapter I made, tried to make it as compact & clean as possible.
Here is the wiring layout..
Here is my latest project, E-MBX6T as you can see from the pictures, it is pretty balanced like my E-MP9.
Like the E-MP9 I have flipped the diff for a front motor setup, and I also centered the driveline. You will notice that I squeezed everything towards the center for the best balance possible, now there's no uneven weights on the outside like most electric setups.
The stock servo tray has the servos standing up(a Mugen first) but for this setup I laid it back down for a cleaner setup.
As you can see the profile is still pretty darn low..
Here is my electonics pod, you can"t get any cleaner than this. It is held onto the chassis by 3 screws for super easy maintenence.
Here is a view of the bottom chassis, as you can see I've machined a new slot for the spur and shifted the center diff about 5mm to achieve the center driveline.
You maybe wondering what kind of battery box that is well it was from the HPI Savage Flux, the original box was 3inches longer to accomodate 8 sub-c cells, which is ridiculously long for any setup, so I had a buddy of mine(Thanks Eddie) cut 3inches of the middle section and I glued the 2 halves back, so now it fits a typical 2S lipo pack.
Here is a view with 2 Thunder Power 2S 40C packs.
I will finish up the wiring and the body within this week, so stay tuned..
Thanks for visiting my site!
Ok everyone, notive anything different
Ok, here's a rundown of what I've notice:
Motor is 2-3 mm longer than the 2650 mamba, motor shaft is 2-3mm shorter, motor has 3mm & 4mm mounting holes , bottom of esc case has predrilled holes giving you more mounting options, esc definitely smaller & lighter than Mamba.
Saddle packs finally arrived, so I just finished wiring everything up...here are some updated pics..
The balance seems pretty good, total weight is 7lbs 7oz
Check out how low the center of gravity is.
I tried my best to keep the wires & clean
I'm a fabricator not a painter but I have to admit this is my best paint work ever...
Finally finished my E-MP9, I tried my best to get the best balance so hopefully I achieved it..please give me as much feedback as possible, cause if it works out after testing then I might consider using this base layout for my production chassis for various buggy brands.
As you can see motor on one side and the rest of electronics on other, so both sides should be pretty balanced.. I had to shortened the Losi RX box to get everything to fit, that was the hardest part, box is still sealed caused I reglued the backcover after shortening
You're probably wondering how I was able to mount the switch without cutting the wires, well I did cut the wires check it out!
soldered a micro deans for easy disconnect..here's a another view.. That's slick right
Now you're probably wondering what kind of batteries will fit in there, well hmmm, maybe 2 sets of hardcased saddle packs will I went to Tap plastics and bought some delrin to mill out for the battery trays, that was a pain also, went through like 3-4 trays before I got it right.
Sorry no pictures with battery installed, still waiting for them to arrive, will update with more pictures when I get them..
So there you have it, probably one of the most balanced e-buggy available. If all goes well with testing then there is a possibility it will be my production chassis.
Hey everyone..this might be my new E-MP9, notice anything different and no it's not a April fools Joke
Hi everyone, well I have some sweet news, my MP9 prototype is finished, I will be installing the proto mount on Tyler Vick's MP9 just in time to compete with Cody King's secret E-MP9 by Kyosho & the HotBodies E-D8 at Silver State & Neo 09 . Here are numerous pics for your viewing, please let me know your feedback..Thanks!
Here is a sneak Peak at Tyler Vicks MP9 that I just finished putting together..
Welcome to my site, my name is Brandon Wong and I'm a avid RC Enthusiast. With the current offroad brushless conversion craze, it is now pretty easy to get a conversion for practically any vehicle imaginable, well with most new products there will be flaws, this is where I come in. Through trial & error I've come up with a original motor mount that is practical, durable & bad ass looking : )
I'm currently working on mounts for Kyosho MP9, ST-RR, Hot Bodies D8/D8T & RC8/RC8T.
The MP9 prototype will be finished this weekend, it will be tested at Norcal Hobbies in Union City, CA and will be raced by Kyosho's young gun Tyler Vick at the Silver State Nitro Challenge & at NEO 09
I've been keeping this motor mount under wraps for a while, away from certain thieves that like to steal ideas, you know who you are!
Once the mount has been properly tested, I will update with pictures & details, so please have some patience & stay tuned. I would like to thank a small group of individuals for all the support, you know who you are : )