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02-07-2008 05:28 AM  10 years agoPost 1
tutelar-rc

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Recommended Belt-CP Improvements

I really like the Belt CP. However, there are a few items that need a small improvement with the kit. They are:
  • canopy rod slides side-to-side
  • battery is not overly secure
  • battery tray is weak (especially in a sub-zero crash situation)
  • swash anti-rotation bracket breaks too easily (see note above)

I recommend making these simple improvements to your kit...

Materials:
  • CA adhesive
  • 2 popsicle sticks
  • 2 pcs - 1" adhesive velcro
  • 1 pc high-density foam - 37x32x15mm
  • hot melt glue

Details:
  1. CA the popsicle sticks to both sides of the battery tray
  2. Fasten 1 pc of velcro to the foam block, and another piece to the back of the battery tray
  3. Secure the foam block to the battery tray
  4. Add 1 pc of velcro to the front cross member of the battery tray
  5. Cut the last pc of velcro and attach it to the battery at the corresponding point

    Battery can now be installed in the heli, and will be secure.
  6. put a small dab of hot melt glue on both sides of the canopy rod
    (this allows you to be able to easiy remove it if/when necessary)
  7. reinforce the swash anti-rotation bracket with hot melt glue
Improvements complete!

Happy flying!

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02-07-2008 12:19 PM  10 years agoPost 2
DougsRC

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Great Mods Tutelar-rc.

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01-27-2009 11:49 PM  9 years agoPost 3
LeRoy

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I just received my belt cp not to long ago. I am in the process of getting some parts so I can fly it. I have noticed that the battery does not want to stay in place. The velcro strap that goes in front of the battery in your picture is what I am trying to figure out. Is it the stock velcro strap that comes with the kit or aftermarket? How did you route it? Also I have the metel frame, do I need the popsicle sticks to help re-enforce my battery tray? I do not have hot glue where I am. Do you think rubber cement will do the same job? Awesome post thanks for the advice.

Robb

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01-30-2009 03:22 AM  9 years agoPost 4
tutelar-rc

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The 1" velcro pieces can be found in an art store or hobby shop with adhesive backing.

The velcro strap that wraps around the length of the battery came with the stock plastic frame Belt CP.

I am not aware of a metal frame for the Belt CP. If you mean the carbon fibre frame, the frame is designed differently than the stock plastic frame. The stock plastic frame has a slot in front of the main gear that the velcro strap can slide through - it does not look like the carbon fibre frame has that slot. Your solution will have to be a little different.

Regarding the popsicle sticks - I would hope that the CF does not require it. But then again, it can't hurt.

For adhesive, I would use epoxy (even 5 minute stuff) for the areas that require strength (ie. for the popsicle sticks and swash guide) and rubber cement to keep the CF rod from sliding out.

Post pictures of your battery install when you figure out a good way for the CF frame...

Happy Flying!

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