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01-18-2010 11:25 PM  8 years agoPost 21
Furious Predator

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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i use both!

i'll replace the bands as needed. i buy them by the 1 pound box at the hobby shop.

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01-20-2010 04:33 AM  8 years agoPost 22
Freya

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If you put Zip ties on too tight they will chafe through the wires from vibration. Go with the velcro!

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01-20-2010 07:02 AM  8 years agoPost 23
LaurenceGough

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I've read that velcro can be abrasive to wires too.

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01-20-2010 07:12 AM  8 years agoPost 24
Furious Predator

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not if you use the fuzzy side!

i have never had any problems with wire chaffing on velcro though. only if i wasnt careful enough and a wire was rubbing on the edge of a frame.

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01-20-2010 05:03 PM  8 years agoPost 25
ScottV

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I watched a heli loose it's battery due to the failure of velcro 2 weeks ago, luckily the guy was able to land the heli before the battery disconnected and sent his nice Trex 700 into space with no control. That was a scary site to see. Zip ties seems to be the safest route to go for me.

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01-20-2010 05:23 PM  8 years agoPost 26
Carey

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If its important, you should have more than one type of retainer. For all my electronics like batteries, receivers, switch glow, etc, I use zeal tape and a velcro strap at the minimum, usually more.

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01-20-2010 06:08 PM  8 years agoPost 27
Philfly

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Gilbert, Arizona

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Velcro, all the way!
I picked up a 20’ roll for under $10.00 at Harbor Freight. I know what you might be thinking, but it seems to be no different than the name brands, as far as I have found! Might give it a try!
Phil

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01-20-2010 06:43 PM  8 years agoPost 28
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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I have never used rubber bands on my heli. I used to use zip strips but I have converted over to using only velcro strips now. Seems to be a litte easier on the electronics

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-21-2010 02:43 PM  8 years agoPost 29
Murdock72

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I have had good luck useing those rubber braclets my kid has all over the house they work great on my 450. On everything else is some form of velcro.

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01-21-2010 03:18 PM  8 years agoPost 30
nickt919

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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I use velcro on most stuff because Align kits come with lots of different sizes. I use to use the #64 rubberbands but would have to frequently change them because they'd go bad.
I do have some rubberbands I still use and they seem to last forever. These particular rubberbands came from the cooking dept. at WalMart. They are cooking safe and are for banding meat and stuff needing holding during cooking. They never dry out, never strech out, never fade, and are tuff as any rubber I've seen. They come in red,white, and blue. I use them now as a back up to hold the main blade holder in place. I have a bad habit of carrying my helis around by the main blades during moving and the blade holder pops off the boom. When this happens the boom drops and the rotor links get the added weight stress. These rubberbands prevent this from happening.

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