Originally Posted by Chrissy C
Hi Dale, thanks for that site - in all the searches i've done that has never come up!
Just order 5 belts for my project, with P&P they come in at £7.25 - thats unbelievable!
Dale, are the HTD belts as felxible as what we get with the kits? Is it purely a slight profile issue?
I haven't ordered any yet; I need some shortly for my own project here:
New car project TC6-C
The specs say they are about 0.4mm thicker than the Bando belts that come in most kits, so they won't be quite as flexible. I'm not sure if it matters too much for boosted Lipo racing since so much power and battery capacity is available.
If they are too stiff (i.e. if my data logger shows a loss of speed or an increase in current) I plan to sand them down; just hold some 60wt sandpaper against the backing of the belt while its running at lowish speed, and it should thin down nicely. This was a trick people used to do back in the days of NiCd cells and dumping.
I figure at the price they come in at I can afford to experiment and trash a few in the process!