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#1 RC Erik Oct 08, 2012 12:00 PM

Pictures of D.I.Y battery trays.......
Hey Everyone, I am almost finished with my 1/4 scale Cub. Powered by a E-flite 160 motor with 2x 5000mah 5S lipo packs.

I am at a stand still right now trying to make a battery tray that will allow ease of removal/install and will keep the batteries still.

Anyone have some photo's I could use for reference?

Thanks, Erik

#2 Zagabond Oct 08, 2012 07:07 PM

big tray for my 10s1p A123 packs
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Here is the setup I am using on my 10s pack for my Tiger Moth. I make a tray from luan plywood, and it slides into place in the forward part of the battery compartment. Then I mounted tee nuts to use allen head screws to secure it in place.


#3 RC Erik Oct 09, 2012 07:22 AM

Thanks Zagabond!

#4 drakison Oct 09, 2012 08:45 AM

oooh....this thread is brilliant. I need to build two battery trays and I have severe builders block...LOL. More pictures please!!

#5 KOMET 44 Oct 10, 2012 08:09 AM

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Here are my pictures of the tray(or as I call it "surf board") for my 80" adrian page cub.Has a tag in front that the board goes into and a wing nut in the rear.Battery held in place with velcro pads and a trap.Also use one #64 elastic on the back just in case.

#6 drakison Oct 10, 2012 12:46 PM

Anyone have pictures of battery hatches they have built on the top of the fuse?

#7 Cabledawg1 Oct 10, 2012 10:37 PM

I just got mine together... Heres a link to that post with pics.

#8 SunDevilPilot Oct 14, 2012 07:28 PM

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First tray is in my Sig 1/4 Cub. Plane gets 2 5000 5S packs, stacked back to back on the tray. The tray slides into slots at the front of the fuselage and gets a single wingbolt at the rear to lock it in place.

The second model is my Aero-Works S2 Cub. This also gets 2 5000 5S packs but these are side by side. Again, a slot at the front and a single wingbolt at the rear.

Much easier to get batteries in and out with a tray.


#9 RC Erik Nov 09, 2012 12:40 PM

Thanks guys for the pics. I built a tray but would not fit due to the voltage regulator, RX battery, and low height towards the cowl area. I just slide them over the velcro'd bottom and strap them in.

28 flights so far and they havent moved!!!!

#10 cmala Nov 13, 2012 08:25 PM

I built a tray in my hempel cub for the same power system. I'll see if I can find my pictures tomorrow.

It slides perfectly in the front. I put two carbon rods on the tray and they lock into a block I installed just behind the firewall. Then there is a carbon rod that I install in the back to keep it from sliding backwards.


#11 RC Erik Nov 13, 2012 08:40 PM

cmala, what prop size are you using?

I used an 18x8 and was getting 16 minutes flight time. And pulling 50 amps.

I just switched to 18x10 and now get 14 minutes, but it will stand on its nose at full throttle and stay their.

I am thinking of going up to maybe a 20x8? More torque but less straight line speed.

#12 RC Erik Nov 13, 2012 08:44 PM

oops, I just saw your post on the other thread. You mentioned you have a 20 in prop and get about 9 minutes.

It will definitely hover with your prop.

Plus, I notice you live in alabama. I lived in Montgomery for 5 years, stationed at Maxwell AFB.

#13 cmala Nov 13, 2012 08:46 PM

Wow small world. my wife is from montgomery and we still have a few friends there.

#14 RC Erik Nov 13, 2012 08:49 PM

It has been 10 years since I left but I still remember living in Cedar Creek apartments near the Day St. gate to Maxwell.

Do they still have the Jubilee City Fest downtown?

#15 cmala Nov 13, 2012 08:52 PM

I think so. We haven't been to it in a couple years

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