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okay in this video we're going to take our motor that's going to be our wheel from our hairdryer and we're going to find a way to connect it to our tap light housing so we're marking the screw boss locations on our tap light and that's where the the screws from the tap line connected to the the bottom of the tap light housing and we're going to measure between those and so we've got about nine centimeters between those so four and a half centimeters will be right in the center and we're going to mark that because we don't have a direct line connecting it we're going to double check those measurements with our ruler on both sides and it's important that the mark is right in the center so that our wheels line up when we when we put them in so we're going to do the same on the other side again it's about nine centimeters across so four and a half between and then we're going to just drop that mark down the side and we're going to use the inside of our tape roll to create the arc that we need for our wheel well and we're going to measure off of the boss the screw boss to the bottom and that'll that'll be 1.5 centimeters and we're going to we're going to measure off of that and then we'll transfer that 1.5 centimeters to the outside and that'll be the top of the arc that we're going to create with our tape roll so we're going to just line it up too with the mark there and then we'll take our sharpie and we'll draw our arc so once we have our art drawn we can begin removing the material that we need to remove so that the motors fit inside of the tap lighthouse now we're going to put on safety gloves and we're going to use a break-off blade knife now the break-off blades probably not the best knife to use for this I'd probably use a a exacto knife or another kind of carving knife but it's the one I happen to have you can see the blade just just snap there so you make sure you if you do use this kind of knife that you wear safety glasses but right now we're just just whittling away at the material and it's very soft very easy to cut with a knife and you can sort of just trim it down you want to just take it take the material away just a little bit at a time and then obviously you want to try and make sure that you stay inside of that black line you don't want to cut too far away otherwise your your wheel well will not line up with the wheel just just perfectly of course if you do go a little over it's fine it won't hurt anything but it definitely won't look quite as good so we're just trimming up the inside edge of that wheel well now and cleaning cleaning it up with the knife and we'll do this on both sides so it's the exact same process on the other side so we're lining it up see if it fits with the motor and it looks like it fits pretty well so we're just lining our motor up with the housing making sure that the opening is the right size you see the veins here on the motor that connect the inner motor surround to the outer motor surround the surround that connects basically protects you from the fan blades well we're gonna have to remove some of those in order to get the fan to contact the floor now the fan is acting like our wheel and in order for it to move the craft forward we have to remove the bottom part of that outer housing around the fan that clear plastic housing so we're going to remove two of the vanes and on the bottom and three on the top and the two that we're going to keep we just marked with our sharpie so the two that we're removing on the bottom we're using our nipper pliers so we're snap snipping those off and then we're going to take our our pack saw blade and we're going to clamp the motor in place as best we can we're going to take our hacksaw blade and trim off just basically cut straight through the outer housing the outer plastic clear plastic piece that goes around the blades we kind of want to make sure that we line the two propeller blades up in such a way that when we cut through the outer housing it we don't cut into the propeller blades because we want to use those four as our wheel now this is time lapse so it's going faster than normal but I've already cut through the other side this sides almost cut through I'm going to use this nipper fly nipper pliers to trim off the rest then we're going to make sure that it that we've got enough blade exposed and does look like it we're going to clean up the edges with a break-off blade knife and that's just to clean off the birds and the rough edges of our motor make sure everything is clean and exposed and ready to go and we're just trimming off the excess there so now you can see the motor spins freely and can connect with the floor and on top of the motor there's a yeah we're just checking to make sure it still still works and spins freely so on top of the motor you can see there's a sharpie marker mark and that was drawn from just taking the bezel and putting it over the motor and so we want to see if we can cut that mark out and so we're going to take our hacksaw blade and we're going to cut the plastic housing at an angle so we can try and get as close to that line as possible so it's at about a 20 degree angle and we're just cutting straight down to try and cut along that line that we drew with our sharp Sharpie and the point of this is basically just to get that plastic surround to sort of wrap around the top light housing and we're cutting through it takes a good bit of work to get it lined up but since we're doing it by hand we can we can hold it like that now we're taking our nipper pliers and we're snapping those connections and we're just going to cut right through the rest of the housing and then we that now we're pretty close to where we need to be so in order to get it to fit just right we're gonna we're going to need to trim it and we're going to use our nipper pliers to finish the trimming and make sure that we can get the kind of fit that we want it takes a fair bit of patience but it's I think it's better to go take a little bit off at a time than to try and do it all at once and not get a nice clean fit so we're just snapping through the different parts there and you can see that the motor housing the motor fits nicely against the white plastic housing so we've got protection on our motor around our blades but it's yeah and it fits nicely against the the outside and we're taking just a little bit more material off now to make sure that the motor fits pretty well and again this material cuts very easily with our nipper pliers so you could potentially cut the whole thing with the nipper pliers and not use the hacksaw if you wanted to but I felt like it was a little easier to use the hacksaw okay so we're just checking our motor out and making sure it fits and double-checking the connection between motor and the housing giving it a close inspection you can see that the the there's a pretty good fit there we're trying to find out if there's any places where there may be an interference or the parts don't come together the way we want them to and also looking at how we could fasten the motor to the housing and making sure everything clears so there are a couple little nibs plastic nibs left from when we cut off the veins using our nipper pliers so we're just filing those down so that the motor will sit flush with the acrylic or I should say with the lexan and so when the motor the motor needs to sit flush because we're going to zip-tie the motor in place we're going to hold it in place and if the motor has those bumps on it it won't it won't have quite as good a fit so right now we're just making marks made four little marks there and those marks go on either side of the motor and we're going to use those to run our zip tie through so we'll run our zip tie through from one side to the other or just gonna use a quarter inch drill bit alright so now we're just removing the screws from our polystyrene housing and getting them out of the way and we're going to drill our holes that we marked for the motor and that allow us to run our zip tie through and we're just gonna clean the edges of the holes up with our break off blade knife there and I'm making sure that they line up with our motor and they do and those holes are roughly a quarter of an inch in diameter doesn't really matter exactly the size but as long as they're just a little bigger than your zip tie you're fine so we're going to thread the zip tie through we want to make sure that the the bump on the end of the zip tie is on top of the lexan so that the zip tie holds tightly against the motor and because there the motor has got two levels of plastic we're putting a little shim in there just a little piece of extra plastic and that will help hold the motor flat and now we're gonna pull the zip tie down and pull it down all the way and snap it in place you can see now the motor is pretty securely in place we're gonna go ahead and grab another zip tie and do the other side so we'll grab a oh we're just pushing the shim the rest of the way in I forgot to mention that yeah we want to make sure the shim is tightly secured in there and the shim is just made out of another piece it's the same type of lexan same thickness we just cut a little piece of it that's about half an inch square and stuck it underneath that part of the motor all right so one more zip tie on this motor and the other motor is done exactly the same way but we're gonna run the zip tie through and connect it again the raised portion of the zip tie needs to be above the lexan we'll feed the bottom of the zip tie through and pull it tight against the motor this will give us the ability to adjust the motor if we need to sort of make sure that it's lined up along the imaginary axis between the two where the two motors will be and as we're tightening that down we may want to grab a screw driver to finish tightening it the rest of the way and we'll leave the zip ties long so we can make some changes later if we need to undo the zip ties so basically that's how to mount the motors for your fitzy bot the other ones done exactly the same way thanks