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01-16-2010 06:29 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Don

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What are your opinions on using rubber bands or velcro straps to hold your electronics/batteries in?

I currently have rubber bands on my nitro helis to hold down the Rx and the 4.8v battery.

On one of my electric helis I use rubber bands to hold the 3S lipo in place, and the other heli uses velcro straps to hold the 6S pack in place.

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01-16-2010 06:36 PM  8 years agoPost 2
SteveH

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Just a personal opinion, but I favor Velcro. It's easier to adjust, easier to reuse, and lasts longer.

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01-16-2010 07:47 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Ray Fernandez

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I'm with Steve on this one. Velcro will last longer. The elasticity of the rubber band will fail eventually. Plus, the velcro comes in assorted colors, if you are into that.

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01-16-2010 07:50 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Steff Giguere

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+3 on Velcro

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01-16-2010 07:55 PM  8 years agoPost 5
aviation

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Rubber/Velcro
+ 4 for Velcro straps. Rubber rots and streches over time,

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01-16-2010 08:29 PM  8 years agoPost 6
LjCraft12

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+1,000,000 on Velcro its much safer to me since rubber bands contract and expand and makes me feel like in xtreme 3d they will let parts go

Not that I am doing any 3D just feel like they would EVENTUALLY

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01-16-2010 08:29 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Don

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OK, where's a good place to get the velcro straps?

I was looking at these:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...ng-Tape-8-Cells

...but they are on back order.

I don't really like the plain kind that doesn't have the plastic loop thing.

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01-16-2010 08:37 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Ray Fernandez

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You could find them at your local harware stores, Walmart or KMart stores or even a local Radio Shack. Fairly inexpensive.

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01-16-2010 09:01 PM  8 years agoPost 9
AirWolfRC

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It's easier to adjust, easier to reuse, and lasts longer.
I agree . . . LASTS LONGER . . . But I usually have some reason to disassemble things before the rubber gets old and when I re-assemble, I just use new rubber (free with the US mail).

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01-16-2010 11:30 PM  8 years agoPost 10
baby_zyklon

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Velcro straps where mounting position allows.

Velcro stays tight and secure, while rubber band turns sticky and disintegrate into pieces.

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01-16-2010 11:43 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Gyronut

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Velco straps and pads only.

Those rubbers will give out on ya when you need it most.

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01-17-2010 01:27 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Michaelinpr

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Home Depot has a nice selection of different styles of velcro. They have straps or you can make your own. Check it out

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01-18-2010 06:01 PM  8 years agoPost 13
automan

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HeliDirect........ Lots of colors and sizes here!

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01-18-2010 06:18 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Bundian

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Velcro. I'm sure the rubber band would fail and I wouldn't be happy seeing my battery fly out of the heli and have a $500 repair job just because i didn't spend 5 bucks on velcro

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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01-18-2010 06:22 PM  8 years agoPost 15
wifeorheli

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velcro velcro!! easy install, easy deinstall, looks cleaner, many colors

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01-18-2010 06:40 PM  8 years agoPost 16
LaurenceGough

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Velcro straps and velcro for batteries, cable ties (not tight) and thick double sided tape for electronics.

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01-18-2010 07:27 PM  8 years agoPost 17
DSW

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Velcro all the way!

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01-18-2010 07:39 PM  8 years agoPost 18
AaronJohnson

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http://veltye.com/rc_modeling

Best velcro money can buy. All kinds of colors and widths. He has a booth at IRCHA and other big events. Good stuff.

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01-18-2010 08:46 PM  8 years agoPost 19
rudyy

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I use Velcro straps for securing receiver and lipo battery, and use cable ties for wires.

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01-18-2010 10:41 PM  8 years agoPost 20
DSW

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Cable or wire ties can damage servo/gyro wires in a crash.

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