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Old 10-16-2020, 04:43 PM
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Default Attaching Stowage

I'm guessing this has been asked before but I'm new to RC tanks and was wondering what are the common methods of attaching stowage (mainly resin castings) to RC tanks? I flew and built RC planes for years and different adhesives were required based on the stress and vibration of the airframe. There is a lot of vibration with the tanks and wondered if a particular adhesive or two sided tape or what methods are best.
Old 10-16-2020, 04:48 PM
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I use zap goo. Comes in a tube, smells really nasty, but it makes stowage stick to the tank and I've never had a piece fall off, but when I want to remove it slow steady pressure will pull it off the tank and any slight residue left over is easily removed and I still haven't harmed the paint on anything that I've had to remove a piece from. A Google search for zap goo should bring it up, comes in a black and white tube kind of like toothpaste.
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Old 10-21-2020, 05:02 AM
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This is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. I have some Zap Goo on order while I continue searching for a local supplier.
Thanks and much appreciated.
Old 10-21-2020, 05:06 AM
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I never did find a local supplier, I have to order it online myself. A quick search at Amazon should bring it up, and I'm pretty sure it should be about 10 to $15 a tube. Using it takes a little getting used to, and you'll need toothpicks, but once you get it down it's pretty much the best system I've found for attaching stuff to tanks.
Old 10-21-2020, 10:33 AM
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All my stowage is permanently attached with two part epoxy and pins / bolts.

Old 10-21-2020, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Crius View Post
I never did find a local supplier, I have to order it online myself. A quick search at Amazon should bring it up, and I'm pretty sure it should be about 10 to $15 a tube. Using it takes a little getting used to, and you'll need toothpicks, but once you get it down it's pretty much the best system I've found for attaching stuff to tanks.
FYI, I found it at walmart.com for just under $8.00 delivered but the shipping is slow I won't get it until the 29th
Old 10-21-2020, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Michal_Kaczorowski View Post
All my stowage is permanently attached with two part epoxy and pins / bolts.
Thanks for the tip. I figured epoxy would work but I really like the idea of being able to remove things if I choose. I've worked with epoxies in my job and on RC airplane wing roots, landing gear, motor mounts or anywhere there is a lot of stress. If I ever have to make repairs or attach anything that I won't want to ever remove epoxy will be the way to go. Thanks again.
Old 10-30-2020, 02:46 PM
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If you want it to look real, you'll have to tie it on with scale rope. I've also used netting. Glueing an ammo box, c ration box, or whatever and then not making some sort of tie down just doesn't get it unless of course your tanks don't move. Just my $,02
Old 11-14-2020, 07:59 PM
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Default Thanks for the help. constructive criticism appreciated.





Old 11-14-2020, 10:42 PM
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Looks pretty good, where did the net on the back come from?
Old 11-15-2020, 03:19 AM
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Thanks, All the stowage, net, rope and the tank commander came from "https://dgsselkirk.wixsite.com/dgsmilitaryhobby" Saw the kits on a Facebook page 1/16 rc tank
Old 11-15-2020, 03:49 PM
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Sherman and stowage looks great, nice.
Old 11-19-2020, 10:44 AM
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Love the wooden box on the front. Very realistic looking.
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Michal_Kaczorowski, Very realistic and convincing looking stowage.
Jonalib, looks very good as well.

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Old 11-19-2020, 05:03 PM
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Thanks. I'm happy with it. Almost didn't want to put the net on but thought it looked better with something holding it all on the tank.
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Old 11-19-2020, 05:05 PM
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Michal_Kaczorowski, Looks great Really like the straps on the bags. Kudos
Old 11-20-2020, 12:03 AM
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Thanks. As bags are permanently attached, staps are only decorations. They are very easy to make. Masking tape was folded and cut to 2mm strips, soaked with superglue and painted with Vallejo. Also could be made from very thin metal strips.
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I like to take brown duct tape, stick it to itself so it's brown on both sides, and then use a metal straight edge and a hobby knife to cuts strips that make excellent simulated leather straps. Also good for rifle slings in this scale.

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