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Old Dec 14, 2009, 06:11 PM
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how to mount the vapor brick ?

whats the best way to "stick" the vapor brick to my foam model please?


hot glue?
small amount ca
silicone
velcro (will it hold the servo pressure)


I need to mount it flat on top of a mini pizza box flyer ;0)


Thanks greatly for any tips,
Markus
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Old Dec 14, 2009, 06:30 PM
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Markus,

1) A dap of hot glue will work.
2) I would not use CA. It can find its way into the servos and will be difficult to remove.
3) Silicon will also work.
4) I haven't tried this one personally, but am about to. I think that regular Velcro will allow the brick to move and cause some mush in your controls. However, 3M Dual Lock may do the trick, as the distance between the hook and latch is very small.

http://bsdmicrorc.com/index.php?productID=690

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Old Dec 14, 2009, 07:19 PM
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i have always used a small drop of hotglue. its not going to hurt anything if if comes of in a hard crash (as long as you dont hotglue wires) and is also clean when or if you want to remove it for your next model. i have also herd of people using double sided tape or servo tape which i have not tried but would imagine would be close to the same.
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Old Dec 14, 2009, 08:43 PM
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thanks greatly for the responses -- I thought hot glue would be cool but thought I would ask first ;0) heres the project -- gotta figure linkages and Ill be ready I think lol

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Old Dec 14, 2009, 08:51 PM
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Very cool!
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Old Dec 16, 2009, 08:37 PM
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thanks greatly for the responses -- I thought hot glue would be cool but thought I would ask first ;0) heres the project -- gotta figure linkages and Ill be ready I think lol

Markus
Hey, it's a peaNUTBALL.
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Old Dec 17, 2009, 03:42 AM
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i glue with UHU-poor and let it dry 5min, then it gets a bit harder and sticky but with no "strings". Dont use Ca or Servotape that will stick forever and ruin the board if you try to remove it.
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Old Dec 17, 2009, 08:00 AM
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lol at the peanutball heheheh


Thanks for the responses -- I used hot glue which was nice because I mounted the brick to soon and had to take it off again -- nice and clean :0)

Im not a super fast builder and ive taken a few steps back ;0) I will post pics later

thanks again fellas,
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Old Dec 17, 2009, 05:54 PM
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A very common mistake to to make structure too strong when building light. Figure like the big boys do. Your max load x 150% and design for that. Using that formula, a very small amount of gllue would be needed to hold the brick in place.
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Old Dec 17, 2009, 10:07 PM
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i would tend to disagree on these small indoor jobs. weight is everything on these and a few grams of overbuilding could be the differance in a plane thats fun to fly versus a plan that is slugish or mushy and no fun at all. "if you cant break it then it weighs to much"
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 12:14 PM
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i would tend to disagree on these small indoor jobs. weight is everything on these and a few grams of overbuilding could be the differance in a plane thats fun to fly versus a plan that is slugish or mushy and no fun at all. "if you cant break it then it weighs to much"
I think you agree with my statement. Build your plane to take the required air loads not the occasional ground load. Building light has been a challenge and an enjoyable one at that. In my glow days we had to build a robust firewall and airframe just to withstand the harsh vibration of the single cylinder two stroke motor and the man-handling required to hold the plane while starting said beast. I now build my airframe with release their mass upon a "landing" My motors have come loose, the lipos have moved and even the servo tray has been sacrificed to save the airframe. One time I landed 1/2 throttle 6' off the ground on the side of a lightpole.
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 02:54 PM
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i am sorry. misunderstood. i do indeed agree with you!
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Old Dec 18, 2009, 04:23 PM
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I use double stick foam tape to mount my bricks since they are easier to remove with out damage. But if I really want more permanancy I use foam mounting tape and a dab of hot melt glue to stick it good! Then the foam will release the brick without the ever larger hot melt glue build ups that will only increase over time. I often use the foam just for that reason! When I mount servos (AS2000's) I almost always use both. I can always slit the foam tape instead of a risk of circuit board cracks.
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