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Old 05-12-2013, 12:40 PM
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Default How do you secure your batteries?

A common problem that I seem to find is that I tend to take up the space on the equipment board with the ECU, RX and valves etc and this leaves me needing to find space for the batteries. An obvious place to put them is often in the nose but sometimes access is a bit difficult, especially when using Lipos that need to be removed for charging.

What do you do to secure your batteries? Velcro? Stuff them in with foam? Make a tray?

Any hints or tips gratefully received.
Old 05-12-2013, 01:50 PM
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Heavy Duty Velcro (50mm wide roll cut to suit)

Depends on battery size and shape, sometimes a strap too. But I haven't removed a Li-Po from a model yet to charge, 7 years now. Balance every charge, no cheap brand Li-Po's and monitor continuously.
With Velcro if I ever needed to it would come out without tools.

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I use Velcro and install them where ever I need to for balance. I don't add weight for balance.
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Velcro, but ensure surface is prepared, varnish or epoxy if on ply.
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Velcro
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3m duo lock
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Zip-Ties on a removable tray. Can't stand the thought of just shoving them in and securing with a bunch of foam. Here is an example as used on my Eurosport .










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I know, I'm bumping an old thread. Just looking for ideas/pictures on installing batteries in a tight space without a flat surface available (in my case, between the fuselage sides/top and and inlet pipe on the small BVM F86).

Using two LiFe batteries and one LiPo so I'm okay with leaving the LiFe packs in to charge, but would like to make them removable if at all possible without too much effort, i.e. without having to remove the inlet pipe.
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Velcro
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Velcro or OneWrap velcro.

Gary
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I use lilos so I use velcro and zip ties.

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Maybe I'm over complicating it. Was thinking without at least a shelf to strap them to, Velcro alone wouldn't hold the weight of the batteries against the side of the fuse especially through a good flight.
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I made little platforms stuck to the top of the duct for mine.

The platforms have 3 sides for the (ni-mh) batteries to sit in with Velcro
strips all the way round them to hold them in place.

John.
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Good quality Velcro will hold them all day....when you can barely pull the things out you know they won't come loose on thei own weight.
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Originally Posted by ausfester View Post
Good quality Velcro will hold them all day....when you can barely pull the things out you know they won't come loose on thei own weight.
Still worried a little fuel spill or different temperature at the flying field might weaken the glue.
Personally I prefer always locking them with velcro+strap, even if that requires building a tray that needs to slide in and be screwed down...
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Do not rely on sticky back Velcro. It can loosen from summer heat, especially while in an enclosed hot trailer. Recommend securing with double sided Velcro by feeding through slots in wood ply.

Jerry
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Slick,

I usually use velcro one wrap through slots to strap the batteries to a tray or board if possible. If they must be attached to a surface where there is no through slot to go through I have many times used "87-S" hook material epoxied to the surface. Then I wrap the battery in in both directions with straps of OneWrap and stick it to to the 87S material. Never had it come off. I have also mounted other devices this way. Receivers, sequencers, air valves, air trap tanks, etc.

I get the velcro One Wrap at Lowes in the hardware velcro section. I get 2" roll and cut and strip it to any size I need.

87-S is from Vel-Tye http://www.veltye.com/inc/sdetail/149/120

Gary
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Velcro since ever, but, before glue it on surface,and battery, use an heat gun on adhesive surface, clean with degreasing before heat.
i have some velcros that have 4 years old on use !!!

hope help

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