Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road
1/8 Ebuggy ESC MOUNT QUESTION >

1/8 Ebuggy ESC MOUNT QUESTION

1/8 Ebuggy ESC MOUNT QUESTION

Reply

Old 06-17-2014, 06:29 AM
  #16  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (61)
 
orcadigital's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 2,145
Trader Rating: 61 (100%+)
Default

I have 3 layers of 3M double sided tape in the etruggy, and using 3m velcro in the ebuggy. Both are cushy and have yet to lose an ESC. I also run the Hobbywing 150A which are fairly durable.
orcadigital is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 09:22 AM
  #17  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (114)
 
blade329's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Glendora, CA
Posts: 5,127
Trader Rating: 114 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by orcadigital View Post
I have 3 layers of 3M double sided tape in the etruggy, and using 3m velcro in the ebuggy. Both are cushy and have yet to lose an ESC. I also run the Hobbywing 150A which are fairly durable.
My ESC's always lasted longer in my Truggy's. It prolonged the inevitable. The extra big tires absorb a lot of the shock.
blade329 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 10:01 AM
  #18  
Tech Master
iTrader: (3)
 
Lowe's48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,007
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Sometimes its not the tape at all. You have to be sure even before tape it down that the esc wires doesn't push or pull the esc in anyway. If the wires are pushing or pulling it will eventually come off regardless.
Lowe's48 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 09:46 PM
  #19  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,204
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

well i took my esc and some grey 3m tape and stuck it to a piece of plastic. i then took and added another layer of tape to the plastic and then stuck that to the chassis.
twisted is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 02:24 AM
  #20  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Posts: 259
Default

Originally Posted by nv529 View Post
I've been using Adhesive back Velcro for about 4 years now on my 1/8 E-buggies.
Originally Posted by orcadigital View Post
I have 3 layers of 3M double sided tape in the etruggy, and using 3m velcro in the ebuggy. Both are cushy and have yet to lose an ESC. I also run the Hobbywing 150A which are fairly durable.
My 8ight E 2.0 buggy and truggy both have a mounting plate and I used just 3M servo tape and they've been fine. On my 8ight E 3.0, I have the battery trap and ESC switched and no option for a mounting plate. I too ended using some adhesive Velcro and it has worked perfectly. I've checked the ESC every time I've taken the body off after a run and it hadn't moved or come loose.
Brushless Corey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 09:59 PM
  #21  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: India
Posts: 480
Default

To the guys using adhesive backed Velcro, do you use just the male and female part of the Velcro or do you create a base with double sided tape and place the adhesive backed Velcro on that?

Also, which Velcro do you use? I've got some 3M "heavy duty fasteners" rated for 2 pounds per inch.
iamahuman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 11:20 PM
  #22  
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 70
Default

I've always used one layer of the walmart 3m double sided tape. No problems yet. If you use alcohol to clean the mounting area and the esc before applying the tape, it will stick "forever". I've cracked a receiver case trying to remove it.
WalterMagnum is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 12:09 PM
  #23  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (6)
 
kufman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Elburn, IL
Posts: 3,461
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by iamahuman View Post
To the guys using adhesive backed Velcro, do you use just the male and female part of the Velcro or do you create a base with double sided tape and place the adhesive backed Velcro on that?

Also, which Velcro do you use? I've got some 3M "heavy duty fasteners" rated for 2 pounds per inch.
I put the fuzzy stuff on the ESC and the other side on the chassis. I don't build a base with anything. I have used the 3M stuff and it works pretty good. For most of my buggies I put a loose'ish tie wrap around the ESC and the ESC tray. It is just tight enough to keep the velcro from disengaging in a heavy hit (lawn dart, head ton collision). This lets the ESC float around a bit and really extends the life. I have never had an ESC failure since I started racing 1/8th buggy back in 2009. I have run Castle, Tekin, and HobbyWing ESC's in a variety of cars.
kufman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2014, 02:58 AM
  #24  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: India
Posts: 480
Default

I won't be using a tray on my E Car. I guess I'll just use the velcro tape and check on the car after a few laps. If it doesn't look very good, I might end up using 2-3 layers of double sided tape.
iamahuman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2014, 07:51 AM
  #25  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (6)
 
kufman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Elburn, IL
Posts: 3,461
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by iamahuman View Post
I won't be using a tray on my E Car. I guess I'll just use the velcro tape and check on the car after a few laps. If it doesn't look very good, I might end up using 2-3 layers of double sided tape.
I have also used velcro direct to the chassis when I was running a Hyper9e. Worked just fine without the tie wrap. The RX8 has a large enough foot print that it takes a severe hit to full disengage the velcro. Here is a pic of that setup.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...per9_lcg_3.jpg

Last edited by kufman; 08-12-2014 at 07:53 AM. Reason: added picture
kufman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2014, 10:45 PM
  #26  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: India
Posts: 480
Default

Thanks for the info.

I've never seen a Hyper 9e. It looks pretty good.
iamahuman is offline  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service