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HelicopterMain Discussion › How to secure electonics when doing 3d with raptor
11-26-2006 10:18 PM  11 years agoPost 1
Amarjit

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Hi everyone,

I am getting into some hard 3d, and realize that the rubber bands that I use on my raptor are just not sufficient for me in holding the electonics and battery to the airframe. Are there any recommendations from others for techniques that work well for you all?

Thanks so much !

Amarjit

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11-26-2006 10:24 PM  11 years agoPost 2
Edders

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I used Black electrical tape not pretty but holds it real well and is easy to remove /replace

Edders

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11-26-2006 10:44 PM  11 years agoPost 3
playfair

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Rochester, NY

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You can get a strong box to keep things tidy for under $10, but I'm still on a rubber band kick along with a velcro strap. If in doubt, add more of them!

This setup has withstood the test of time and trial! Periodic band replacement is required, due to oil, UV or some other deterrent. I really like the (orange) ones from the grocery store that are used to hold broccoli and asparagus together. Just ask your local produce worker for some!


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11-26-2006 10:54 PM  11 years agoPost 4
SkateFreak

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Velcro straps...
Flying into a truck on the motorway and the heli may be in 1,000 peices... but the battery will still be on whats left of the tray

-Jvr

Non-3D heli pilots are planker spys trying to bring down the heli community from the inside - Topher

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11-26-2006 11:26 PM  11 years agoPost 5
Denion

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Playfair,

I like the spring on the throttle idea.
Does it wear on the servo?

Dan

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11-26-2006 11:35 PM  11 years agoPost 6
Yug

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Use lots of rubber bands. They dont weigh much, which is nice

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11-26-2006 11:37 PM  11 years agoPost 7
ez2bgman

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I wrap my battey with the KSJ receiver wrap. I then put a piece of the adhesive "hook" portion of velcro on the battery tray. Place the wrapped battery on that. Stick another piece of the "hook" part of velcro on the underside of the receiver. Then stick the receiver on top of the wrapped battery. Then I wrap 1 velcro strap over the battery and receiver, going under the battery tray. This is a very clean and very secure method to attach the battery and receiver. Nothing has come loose and both the battery and receiver are easily accessible, a definite plus if you are using a synthesized receiver.

Here are a few of pics:

Edit: It is not visible in the pics, but on the underside of the battery tray I screwed in 2 small screws just in front of the velcro strap to prevent the velcro strap from sliding forward. To prevent the screws from chafing the velcro, I put a small piece of fuel tubing (about 1/4" long) on each screw then screwed them in.

Gary
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11-26-2006 11:44 PM  11 years agoPost 8
MattUK

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I use Rubber Bands and Velcro straps..never had any problems on a 90 size machine...

Matt.

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11-26-2006 11:54 PM  11 years agoPost 9
PaulJC

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Velcro straps, never been a problem for me

Re-entering the atmosphere...

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11-27-2006 12:18 AM  11 years agoPost 10
Amarjit

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Thanks for your help everyone...looks like I might be going with Velcro with this one

It's unbelievable how my receiver pack didn't dislodge from it's input

Amarjit

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11-27-2006 12:23 AM  11 years agoPost 11
AGRAV8

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well, you could do this too....

Just takes a little time and talent....but the possible impact damage and vibration isolation is worth the effort...

GOOD guy list-39, BAD guy list-0

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11-27-2006 05:10 AM  11 years agoPost 12
hockeysew

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Co-USA

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I take 1/2" thick high density foam padding and wrap each component-Battery-Reciever and regulator- individually.
Only takes a few minutes each.
Zip tie the battery to the frame extension-Loosley-
Then loose zip tie the reciver and regulator to the battery.
Finish with 2 rubber bands and away ya go!!

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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11-27-2006 05:35 AM  11 years agoPost 13
asong26

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VA

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StrongBox

QuickUK has'em. I hear they are like airplane black box. They are designed with RC receivers and gyro wysywig in mind w/ holes and slots drilled out. I have couple on order, since I am protecting $300+ receiver alone. Should be receiving mine tomorrow.

Good luck.

Andrew

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11-27-2006 07:31 AM  11 years agoPost 14
cdrking

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Jeff

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11-27-2006 09:44 AM  11 years agoPost 15
PaulJC

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Some of these shown look WAY over the top, don't forget you want access every 10 flights or so to make sure you havn't got any plugs etc working loose

Re-entering the atmosphere...

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11-27-2006 09:54 AM  11 years agoPost 16
colsy

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I think there a bit OTT aswell, just didn't want to be the first to mention it.

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11-27-2006 10:00 AM  11 years agoPost 17
Yug

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In my experience, you don't need much to hold the battery and rx in place. Just 2 thick elastic bands has always done for me. The important bit however is that the battery is secure enough so that when you crash, it can't fly off leaving the heli to do a chicken dance.

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11-27-2006 05:29 PM  11 years agoPost 18
cdrking

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I just like to protect my electrics. I do crash them hard. As far as having access every ten flights, my plugs won't come out.

Jeff

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11-27-2006 05:41 PM  11 years agoPost 19
robhurlin

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Pretoria, South Africa

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Instead of elastic bands I use fuel tubing (new and unused of course). I tie a length of it into a loop and secure the equipment using it just like an elastic band. It never loses tension and never fades, cracks or gets old!

Rob.

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11-27-2006 05:47 PM  11 years agoPost 20
colsy

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I do crash them hard
Ahhhh, so i'm not alone..

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