Pulsar 4M Battery/Motor Pod
Originally Posted by JeffD
Can always dispense with the screw altogether and tape the nose cone to the fuselage. Two wraps of electrical tape is more than enough. And you can get white tape so it doesn't show. Been doing this since I got tired of looking in the grass for dropped screws. And if it is good enough given the power of an F5B model...
On my Pusar 4M electric, I changed the locking screw to the top. I didn't like having to balance the plane on its nose to unlock the motor-battery pod screw on the belly of the plane. The new top position works great. There is so much power in those motors, I would not trust tape to be the only hold on that pod. I guess if you use fresh sticky tape, it might hold. Parasitic drag though, that much tape vs. a little screw.
Once the pod is out the battery change is easy. I do use tape to fasten the battery at the balance point, so it won't slide.
Once the pod is out you can recharge the battery from within the pod without taking it out. That works good too.