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- Arrma RC's
I thought swapping out the stock motor with my Castle Creation 2200Kv would only take a a few minutes. It turned into a few hour project. The stock motor uses nice big bolts to hold itself in...the bolt threads and the head sit snug against the motor mount slots. The Castle Creation uses much smaller bolts !!! These smaller bolts do not sit snug in the motor mount. I ended up using my old Taig micro lathe and made 2 collars that fit inside the motor mount. The inside of the collar has a hole the size of the bolt thread width for the Castle Creation motor bolts. The outside diameter of the collar is the width of the slots in the motor mount. I made them as thick as the slots are deep also. Then I used bolts that were the perfect length and put them through the collars center hole, then the collar sits in the motor mount slots. Then into the motors face plate. I cut the collars from 6061 aluminum. It holds like a champ and can't move around. I sure wish CC used the same bolts as the Arrma did on their stock motor. I'm glad I got this installed in a way that makes me happy....even if it did take a while. I probably could have found some washers but I had nothing to use and the fit may not have been perfect.