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02-07-2008 12:18 PM  10 years agoPost 21
doorman

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Home Depot ????
I picked up some 3M double sided clear (gel type, with a red backer) tape at the good old hardware store!!! Since I have started using this, I have it holding a LOT of "stuff".... but I also tried it under a 401 when I could not find the little bag of EXTRA foam pads... I used a double layer to add a little "thickness" and it has been the best working 401 that I have had (highest gain settings!!!
So, now I use it on a regular basis... and it is about $3.95 for the roll and I keep one in the shop and one in the tool box....
Works for me!!!!!

Stan

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02-07-2008 12:34 PM  10 years agoPost 22
Mike0251

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Just replaced all the tape on my birds (gyro, rx, etc) with Zeal. So far so good. A couple of times I pulled the tape up to re-position soemthing and it left a very thin layer layer of itself on the surface, rubbed up very nicely without wearing the end of your finger off for a change. Seems to be made of many hundreds of film layers. Will report back if things change. Bought it from HPS.

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02-07-2008 01:37 PM  10 years agoPost 23
Thatlumox

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I had the gel gyro tape for a while, but didn't use the heli for 8 months and it melted all over the place. Never was able to get it all off. The tape was about 2 years old when this happened. Here is what the fuel tank looks like. Tried just about everything to get it off with no luck.

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02-07-2008 03:23 PM  10 years agoPost 24
jackheli

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Try a product called Goo Gone:

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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02-07-2008 03:44 PM  10 years agoPost 25
Mike0251

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What caused the melting? Heat? Or is this what happens over an extended period of time? That is not acceptable at all. What a mess.

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02-07-2008 03:47 PM  10 years agoPost 26
Eury

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I've heard that there was a few batches of the Zeal that did that. I have some that's been in use for about 4 years and is still like new, but I also have a giant scale plane where the guy mounted the matchboxes about 2 years ago with it that it melted. I realy don't think it's an issue, just a bad batch.

Nick Crego

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02-07-2008 08:28 PM  10 years agoPost 27
flustercluck

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Ron's has it too

I give it TWO big thumbs up... but at $12 bucks, kinda pricey

whether it's better than OEM Futaba foam that comes with the gyro, kinda hard to say

I ran out of foam, so I got the Zeal... the sheet you get could easily be used over 10+ gyro mounts

cheers

jeff

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02-07-2008 09:58 PM  10 years agoPost 28
Mike0251

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And I used it for the rx, gv-1, and every other electronic doodad. You do not need the entire base covered for the other electronics, a couple of 1/2" strips will do the job and you get more out of that $sheet.

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