As someone who wants cheap and cheerful, but then ends up spending wayy too much on parts just to fully bodge it up. It hurts when I see that mtb motor mounts are so expensive. so I thought I would try my hand at designing my own, which hopefully work and are much cheaper than the alternatives.
Luckily I got some Trampa Infinity trucks on the cheap so I can test the designs as they iterate.
The aim of the project is to make a dirt cheap, solid, motor mount that eventually can get versions to work for the most common types out there. easy to make, easy to repair, easy to mod, and mostly cheap. (because my wallet definitely cannot afford quality stuff ) And luckily I own a pretty bawller 3d printer to test stuff on.
Currently this is what I have come up with. (real tests yet to come)
This current design is supposed to be used for dual motors. The backing plate locks the mount into place as the trucks get larger the closer to the center they get, and can probably be modified later on to have a plate for lights and other LED goodness. As for the material thats being printed, it would be PETG. mostly because I have loads of rolls laying around, and im too lazy to worry about the hydroscopic tendencies of nylon yet is incredibly strong as an engineering material - especially printed completely solid.
Other than the tempory bolts holding together the parts. the mounts feel super solid. It was easy to assemble, and by the looks of it no strain on the mount themselves.
next is mounting them to a standard longboard so I am going to have to make some angled mounts that wont break instantly. But I am looking forward to it - if anyone wants to throw in some ideas they would like to see added just ask away, Ill see what I can throw up. as for the current iteration, other than designing some indentations for the bolts and nuts, I think its ready for an alpha test.
EDIT: Completely forgot to mention the name. I own two motors, one a high KV, one a low KV, im going to be testing them together to see if there are any benefits to multiKV setups. That and my printer can print two things at once, and one can print in black, the other is in white, hence the name (and it cuts down on printing time)