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    Need install pics and or video of the sct 3800

    I'm hoping someone can share some closeups and detail how they have thier sct 3800 esc mounted. I hope to get this thing fired up 2nite or atleast afters my sons soccer games tomorrow morning. There are no screw holes. So any ideas?
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    Look really close, 4 of the holes are threaded. Factory screws will go right in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedreadedend View Post
    Look really close, 4 of the holes are threaded. Factory screws will go right in.
    I'm looking at the esc and there aren't any holes anywhere.
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    Lol, maybe I should look a bit closer. Sorry. Have you thought about buying a small sheet of carbon fiber? Servo tape is what most use.
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    It was suggested to me to use http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAVHM&P=7 or cut my own piece of lexan and dbl sided tape.
    My mind just went blank when I went to start putting the esc in tonight. Just one of those days!
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    My 3800 is being delivered tomorrow
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    Id use some lexan or a piece of flat plastic (this is what im GOING to do when my 3800 shows up anyway) and use the stock VXL ESC mounts to secure the flat piece of plastic, then double sided tape the ESC to that plate... that way its up a bit higher so it will get more air circulation AND you dont have to trim or dremel any part of the chassis... when I do it im going to use BOTH rear servo mount holes though instead of just the one... I think that will be more secure than just one screw on each side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    Id use some lexan or a piece of flat plastic (this is what im GOING to do when my 3800 shows up anyway) and use the stock VXL ESC mounts to secure the flat piece of plastic, then double sided tape the ESC to that plate... that way its up a bit higher so it will get more air circulation AND you dont have to trim or dremel any part of the chassis... when I do it im going to use BOTH rear servo mount holes though instead of just the one... I think that will be more secure than just one screw on each side.

    Yep, I was thinking the same thing.
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    novak also sells an esc mounting plate, i think its fiberglass. i used lexan left over from my h2 body.
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    Old plastic video game cases, its where i get all my plastic needs, thankfully my bro has gobs of em, heh. Cut it to the shape u want drill a couple holes, screw it down then use double sided tape and stick the esc to da plastic, easy peasy.

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    Just finished mine, made from a scrap piece from an aluminum PC case.

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    Just installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumbcomputers View Post
    Just installed

    Absolutely beautiful!
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    I drilled two holes above the stock mounting holes and used a tie-strap. I also have servo tape underneath for cushion.
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    Good looking job. Its nice and clean. I'll be doing my install today. Considering mounting esc up front like Asheck, for a bit cooler temps. Just haven't made up my mind yet lol.
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    Considering mounting esc up front like Asheck, for a bit cooler temps.
    I found it quite helpful, that chassis just holds heat down in that hole, with the servo right in front of the heatsinks, good air flow is hard to direct that direction, plus any heat then flows directly on the motor. Another thing is if you're like me, that receiver box is going to get old fast, when it comes time to make adjustments to the esc, and I like the receiver in the hole, better .
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