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Motor-chassis gap, excessive or okay? (pics)

Old 09-14-2023, 04:14 PM
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Default Motor-chassis gap, excessive or okay? (pics)

Converted an old nitro truggy (durango) to electric. I made a custom center plate to get the motor mount/center diff mounted/aligned, but the result it that it spaces the motor up from the chassis about 4-5mm. Its a Hobbywing 4985.

Any opinions if the space is fine, or should I put something under the motor? I guess I'm just used to motors being closer to the chassis. Not going to super-duper extreme bash it, but there definitely will be some flex there on hard jumps. Currently have plastic servo horn under the motor about 2/3 way back, just as something softer to absorb flex.

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Old 09-15-2023, 04:35 PM
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Here's a couple posts to help give you some comfort for having a little gap to allow for flex:

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