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Old Apr 21, 2006, 11:55 AM
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magnets and lipo

I normally hot glue some velcro onto my battery and then hold it in place in my planes that way.

however rare earth magnets seem to have a lot of pull force and I was wondering if anyone had tried using them instead, and would a magnet have an adverse affect to the lipo?

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Old Apr 21, 2006, 12:45 PM
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No,
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 12:46 PM
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No, no electrical effect.
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 01:34 PM
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I'm sure the industrial grade velcro adhesive is MUCH stronger than magnets or hotglue.

If you use velcro as a strap around your battery they will never let go. Velcro will release as the two sides are pulled apart but extremely difficult to separate if trying to slide apart.

So even if the magnets have no adverse effect, why use 'em?
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 04:34 PM
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Because magnets offer a more asthetically pleasing solution of course (even though my airplane is tore up from crashes)

Well in honesty, the use of magnets is for some reason prefered over velcro in canopy applications so I thought it might work as nicely in holding the battery pack.

But your right, it took me a couple tries to find a way velcro worked in my formosa holding the battery but now that its in, it works very well
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 05:05 PM
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Because magnets offer a more asthetically pleasing solution of course (even though my airplane is tore up from crashes)

Well in honesty, the use of magnets is for some reason prefered over velcro in canopy applications so I thought it might work as nicely in holding the battery pack.

But your right, it took me a couple tries to find a way velcro worked in my formosa holding the battery but now that its in, it works very well
hot melt glue some velco on the magnets
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