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01-14-2010 02:04 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Spencer K

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I am using the conversion that grandrc and heli-direct sells. Included is nothing to help mount/ support the batteries. I will be using 2x TP 5000mah packs. Could someone please post pictures of their set-ups, or let me know some suggestions? thanks!

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01-14-2010 03:34 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Spencer K

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anyone?

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01-15-2010 04:37 PM  8 years agoPost 3
CSI172

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I used a piece of sheet metal and mounted it on top of the engine mounts and rear frame supports.. It works nicely and I can adjust the battery either forward or back depending on which packs I'm using. COG is right on..

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01-18-2010 05:24 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Spencer K

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anyone else have any ideas or more pictures?

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01-19-2010 02:02 AM  8 years agoPost 5
AzHeliCrasher

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Have you seen the KDE Direct bottom plate? It has built in cut outs for the battery straps to go around your lipos. Check out their website. I know its more money but seems very nice, high quality and extremely useful. I do not have one but read about it on another forum re the 700 electric conversion.

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01-19-2010 03:48 PM  8 years agoPost 6
mlucia

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Just finished my 700e conversion and had the same scenario.

I moved the boom struts down lower, went to Lowes and bought a 8"x10" sheet of plexi glass, cut the plexi the width (2" 3/8th or so) of the bottom tray and long enough to rest on the aluminum skid/frame mount. Then added a small piece of wood under the front of the plexi to raise it even. A couple long 3mm bolts straight down through the plexi and bottom plate with washers. Add your Velcro on the plexi and Velcro wrapped around the pack.

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