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12-18-2003 05:52 PM  13 years agoPost 1
SPB

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OK with RX I understand that it's an expensive electronic devise but why is it necessary to wrap the battery with foam?
Is it necessary or not? I don't like this messy look a wrapped battery has so I preffer not to wrap mine.
Is it OK or should I protect it with foam?

Thanks
Sotiris

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12-18-2003 05:56 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Doug

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The battery interconnect "thingies" are prone to fatigue where they are "welded/soldered". A little cushioning spreads out any "point" contact.

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12-18-2003 06:00 PM  13 years agoPost 3
SPB

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So it is more "shock absorbing" than protecting. Am I correct?

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12-19-2003 01:21 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Saint728

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Well it's shock absorbing as well as protecting. That's why we use foam it protects the battery from shock and being bumped around.
I don't like this messy look a wrapped battery has so I preffer not to wrap mine.
Your helicopter is made to fly, it's not in a beauty contest, so it doesn't really matter what it looks like under the canopy as long as everything is in it's place and doing what it's supposed to do.

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12-19-2003 01:47 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Blair

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Just as important as wrapping your Rx.

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12-19-2003 02:41 AM  13 years agoPost 6
vitek

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I want my heli to win a beauty pageant.

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12-19-2003 06:04 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Al Magaloff

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The use of a StrongBox, is a very neat way to wrap both the receiver and battery in one nice package. You will need the real StrongBox, not the QuickUK one. The QUK will only hold a recever or battery, not both.

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12-19-2003 06:19 AM  13 years agoPost 8
SPB

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Thanks everybody.
I will agree with vitek I want my heli to fly and win a beauty contest as well
Al where can I find the real StrongBox?
I have 4 subc cells 4,8 V 1700 mah and I doubt if they will fit in the strong box if they will it will be huge.
I found in a electric store a plastic box similar with the quk one and the rx fits perfectly inside. I cut foam and I made my own rx case with just 1,5 Euros. I will post pics in my gallery this Monday if ayone wants to see it.
I also found a very nice material to wrap the battery and maintain the look as well. It is from the cussion used in the gym's. It is thin flexible and absorbing as well so I cut a piece and wrap the battery. Pictures of it on Monday as well.

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12-19-2003 09:07 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Raptor Rulezzz

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I also like my battery to stay ON THE HELICOPTER when doing fast piro`s and stuff..

I`m not saying that darksidedave mounted it not correctly, but I think if I mount my battery like that it wil come of in 1/4 of a flight...

I prefer to put some adhesive foam around my battery and then strap it on very securely with big tyre wraps.

Cheers,

Rich



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12-19-2003 10:39 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Al Magaloff

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SPB, as long as the plastic, the box is made from, is not too brittle, sounds like you have it done well. For the StrongBox, I line the inside around the battery, so the interconnect " thingies" can't touch the sides.

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12-20-2003 12:28 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Vinnie

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Me

I fly the Fury, it has a radio plate with velcro for the battery. I use one piece of foam under the battery and one piece on top, then secure it with the velcro. The receiver sits on top of that, with another piece of velcro securing the entire assembly in a criss/cross fashion.

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12-20-2003 12:36 AM  13 years agoPost 12
shootist

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dave,
Let's think in terms of G's:
The battery weighs about a pound. The boot weighs maybe 3 pounds. That means your test is the same as testing to 3 times the force of gravity, or "3 G's".
3 G's is much too low a test. Even a simple tight turn can pull more than 6 or 7 G's. A fast piro or fast manuever of any kind in an unmanned heli may pull 8 G's or more. (I don't know the G forces involved, but I'd take a wild guess and say that some of the 3D manuevers I've seen will pull well in excess of 12 G's)

Another test would be to pull the battery with higher and higher weight until it pulls off. If you can fill the boot with 10 or more pounds of lead, it may be a better indicator of strength.

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12-20-2003 01:42 AM  13 years agoPost 13
cmdiduca

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I dont have the part number available but hirobo has a really nice velcro strap and rubber isolator for about 13.00 bucks.
Call Jeff Greene at MRC he knows what they are. They make for a really clean installation.
Chris

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12-20-2003 12:38 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Drunk Monk

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I just use a little padding underneath and on top, I have the reciever in a box and I use a padded wrap to go round all and the servo tray with a velcro strap. Then big bands (that hold plane wings on), it ain't going anywhere


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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12-21-2003 09:27 PM  13 years agoPost 15
shootist

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dave,
I'd say you're ready to piro!

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12-22-2003 02:44 PM  13 years agoPost 16
Drunk Monk

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me thinks the point is proven


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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12-22-2003 05:06 PM  13 years agoPost 17
SPB

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Just a warning for all of you using the velcro strap. Be carefull cause the plastic used to loop the velcro and tighten is not so strong. In mine strap broke and I replace it with a metal one as in the picture. You can make one by yourself using a bench, a plier and a thick piece of wire.

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12-22-2003 06:07 PM  13 years agoPost 18
T.C.

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Sure would have made a mess of your wiring had the adhesive failed.

But you proved your point, now put it down, it hurts.

Tony

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