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cable ties or velcro

Started by Smeagol, Tuesday,November 27, 2012, 23:07:19

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Smeagol

What do you guys recommend for securing esc';s and LIPO';s etc.

Any benefits of using either.

I guess velcro is preferred for the LIPO';s for ease of swapout, what length of velcro do I need for a 3300mAh LIPO.

Am I better buying a length of velcro 10mm wide or the velcro tie wraps.

Gaza07

I use 25mm wide sticky back velcro and bought it on rolls from ebay, and if throwing it about a bit then I also use a velcro strap to keep it secure  ~~

XH558

Velcro tie buckle straps for the battery ...

http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/200670115003?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=pla&crdt=0

OR

http://www.giantshark.co.uk/velcro-lipos-p-403715.html

and definitely cable ties for everything else - I buy them by the hundred - mixed sizes - easy to use - easy to snip off and replace - grip well - secure... velcro can be a bit ';wobbly'; on my opinion.... and the glue can be a bu**er to get off sometimes ... 

Smeagol

Quote from: Gaza07 on Tuesday,November 27, 2012, 23:37:59
I use 25mm wide sticky back velcro and bought it on rolls from ebay, and if throwing it about a bit then I also use a velcro strap to keep it secure  ~~

Thanks for the reply Gaz, the slots I have in the frame plates suit 10mm, so I may buy a reasonable length of it then. I can add a couple of pop rivets to hold it in place.

would you quit that smoking in your avatar, smeagol is getting upset when you post a reply to me, the smoke is going up his nose hence the response  ;)

Smeagol

Quote from: XH558 on Tuesday,November 27, 2012, 23:43:33
Velcro tie buckle straps for the battery ...
http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/200670115003?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&adtype=pla&crdt=0

and definitely cable ties for everything else - I buy them by the hundred - mixed sizes - easy to use - easy to snip off and replace - grip well - secure... velcro can be a bit ';wobbly'; on my opinion.... and the glue can be a bu**er to get off sometimes ...


Cheers - 200mm length it is then, may need to extend the slots in the frame though.

I';ll pop into the local pound shop and grab a load of tie wraps, you can never have enough  ::)

teslahed

Quote from: Gaza07 on Tuesday,November 27, 2012, 23:37:59
I use 25mm wide sticky back velcro and bought it on rolls from ebay, and if throwing it about a bit then I also use a velcro strap to keep it secure  ~~


I also use both stick on velcro and a velcro strap. The stick on stuff keeps the battery from wobbling about and the strap stops it flying away when i loop the loop.

For my mini quadcopter with the 800mah 3 cell i just use stick on velcro as it seems strong enough with the lighter battery.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.

Smeagol

Quote from: teslahed on Wednesday,November 28, 2012, 00:01:14
I also use both stick on velcro and a velcro strap. The stick on stuff keeps the battery from wobbling about and the strap stops it flying away when i loop the loop.

For my mini quadcopter with the 800mah 3 cell i just use stick on velcro as it seems strong enough with the lighter battery.

Theres something a little more reassuring about something being wrapped around rather than stuck to the LIPO ... but i';m a cautious guy

icedfusion

I use exactly the same method as Teslahed on my large quads and exactly the same method for my small quads!

ice.

Smeagol

to be sure to be sure it is then guys stick on and wraparound  ::)

Gaza07

You forgot your flag  :N-Ireland:  ~~

Smeagol

Quote from: Gaza07 on Wednesday,November 28, 2012, 23:37:25
You forgot your flag  :N-Ireland:  ~~

I want one for my country selection  :tongue:

that will be a wee challenge