Ways to mount the ESC32

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Ways to mount the ESC32

Postby kinderkram » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:54 pm

One user CNCed some mounting plates for a Hexa

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The modular approach comes very handy if you need to replace one part.

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Re: Ways to mount the ESC32

Postby Lyagukh » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:29 pm

Norbert, one should be registered on fpv-community.de to see attachments through direct links :)

kinderkram wrote:One user CNCed some mounting plates for a Hexa:

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The modular approach comes very handy if you need to replace one part.
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Re: Ways to mount the ESC32

Postby kinderkram » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:27 am

Ok, thx for the hint.
You should see them now...
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Re: Ways to mount the ESC32

Postby joebar.rc » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:11 am

Oh that is absolutely beautifully!. I think if Paul would make those with the internal powerdistro it would be superb.

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Re: Ways to mount the ESC32

Postby axelnied » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:55 pm

I very much like the modular design - this is exactly how to do it right.
Over the past few weeks I had time to think about how to mount the ESC32's myself.

After some back and forth I decided to mount the ESC close to the mount for two reasons.
1.) cooling... the ESCs would get a lot of prop-"wash", than the more convenient location within the mounting plate
2.) maximize distance to FC.

My setup
- ESC32s with 2x 330uF, due to long power wires
- Flyduino Cheeseplate HEXA
- T-Motors 2212, three wires facing inbound
- 8inch or 10 inch props
- heatsinks on both sides glued with Arctic Sliver
- transparent heat shrink
- power wires twisted in mesh tubing
- PWM in mesh tubing
- single wire-ties mount to arm

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ESC32 mounted to Flyduino Motor Mount
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Re: Ways to mount the ESC32

Postby GoFaster » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:11 pm

Looks great Axel. Slightly off topic - how are you attaching and securing the heatsink to the FETs? Is there paste or adhesive thermal transfer tape between the heatsink and FETs?
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Re: Ways to mount the ESC32

Postby axelnied » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:00 pm

GoFaster wrote:Looks great Axel. Slightly off topic - how are you attaching and securing the heatsink to the FETs? Is there paste or adhesive thermal transfer tape between the heatsink and FETs?


I am using "Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive" by Arctic Silver (bought at Fry's) is a PERMANENT 2 compound thermal non-conductive "glue"... Cures within 5 minutes. So make sure (and don't screw up like me) that you won't move the parts while the glue sets. One of the heat sinks is not "aligned" as nicely as I would have wanted it... ;)
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Re: Ways to mount the ESC32

Postby GoFaster » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:45 pm

Thanks for providing the info. I'm just concerned that with the epoxy mount, replacing a blown FET probably means destroying the adjoining ones in order to remove the heat sink.
Granted, in my case, I am using 'disposable' HK ESC's :) But I am going to try some thermal tape (Sekisui #5760) to attach a heatsink. Hoping that it will do a better job than the stock heat spreader encased in heat shrink tubing :)
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