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Offline Sweet Pickle

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What you all using for battery grip?
« on: May 15, 2018, 06:50:10 »
Still got a load of Velcro on almost all of mine but it's such a pita.
I would like some of that Umagrip stuff, but nothing about in the UK and in all honesty it's a bit OTT for the standard I'm at.
Would be interested what you all put on yours.

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 07:05:01 »
Rectangle of rubber roofing membrane left over from the office build on the frame. Keeps the battery in place in up to about 95% of my best crashes.
Used to use velcro, but as above, a pain to fix the velcro to the battery.

Battery strap is rubberised on the inside too.
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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 08:02:32 »
heres my approach which works brilliantly, I never have a battery dislodge or slip-off....

get yourself some of this stuff...

basically its just foam sticky pads for furniture feet.

If your frames got some convenient rectangle holes on its plates were the battery sits (Like the ZMR250 frame shown below) you just cut a piece of the foam thats slightly bigger than the hole in the frame and stick it to your battery....


then slot the battery foam part into the frame hole when in use, presto, doesn't shift, doesn't slide...and if your foams a nice fit it'll even stay put with no strap and upside down (though I wouldn't advice trying to fly it without the strap obviously)...


with frames that dont have the slot, use the larger pads, if you cut the battery piece out the middle of the larger pads as a rule then the battery piece will allways fit snuggly into the piece its cut from, that piece can then be stuck to the frame (like on my twinboard design below)


and if you design and make your own stuff then just remember to add the slot into the design beforehand (like my project sparkie below)...


cheap, effective, hasnt failed me yet in hundreds of flights on many different frames.

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 08:22:41 »
Started using ummagrip on my Chameleon.  It's very sticky initially but has lost some of its stickyness - might need a clean.  Once the battery is on though, it doesn't shift about.
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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 08:51:24 »
Bought a roll of 10m of adhesive velcro, coupled with two battery straps. I think I've only ever ejected a battery once ... and I've crashed a lot!!!

I've heard of people putting bicycle inner tubes around their batteries to add grippiness (new word) to them ... not done it myself though.

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 09:15:58 »
I've heard of people putting bicycle inner tubes around their batteries to add grippiness (new word) to them ... not done it myself though.

Bad idea, reduces heat dissipation?

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 09:42:36 »
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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 09:42:42 »
Good idea in the winter  ::)
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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2018, 10:14:57 »
Neoprene matting cut up. Running low though, gonna try ummagrip, hobbyrc has some ordered

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2018, 10:59:06 »
I use a bit of the sticky gel Matt that the pound shop sell to stick your mobile to the car dash. It's cheap and very good. Now and again clean with a bit of water and it's sticky again.

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2018, 11:06:21 »
3mm Neoprene with a adhesive back, no complaints yet.

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 11:57:08 »
A battery strap!

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 14:18:42 »
 :bravo: :bounce:

A battery strap!

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018, 15:16:54 »
As I'm a bit of a tart and don't like sticking things to my batteries (velcro etc) as it looks messy, I have 3D printed pads for each of my quads using TPU :smiley:

Ive also heard of people using silicone matting ~~

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2018, 15:29:41 »
I use those sticky phone pads and a velcro strap. You can get a few batteries worth from one pad and they can be peeled off leaving no residue and washed under a tap.

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 18:14:33 »
As I'm a bit of a tart and don't like sticking things to my batteries (velcro etc) as it looks messy, I have 3D printed pads for each of my quads using TPU :smiley:

Ive also heard of people using silicone matting ~~

I printed something like a pad in TPU. Wasn't much good. Not sure it was very good quality filament though so... Maybe my bad.

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Re: What you all using for battery grip?
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2018, 10:41:12 »
I printed something like a pad in TPU. Wasn't much good. Not sure it was very good quality filament though so... Maybe my bad.

I sort of discovered it by accident whilst printing a part in TPU that required a smooth flat surface.
I printed straight onto a heated glass bed and ran the extruder a couple of degrees hotter than normal for the first couple of layers. What I ended up with was print with a glass like surface that was almost 'tacky' to touch. I immediately grabbed a battery, held it against the surface and noticed how difficult it was to slide them against eachother.....



Works a treat for me :smiley: