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Old 11-09-2016, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default Lipo anti slip tape

Has anyone found a cheap and readily available tape that is a good anti slip material for underneath the lipo? Looking for something thin and light which keeps the battery from moving around. I know Yokomo and Tamiya sell it in short expensive strips lol.
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Double sided carpet tape maybe?
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From TQ hobbies the Amani strips are only like 2 bucks. And they work great. You'll only need one per car. I've tried other stuff and nothing works as well. Even if you found the same material on a spool, you will pay way more for the spool that you will never likely use than just a couple strips from Yokomo or Tamiya.
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Just put a little ofna diff lock lube on the chassis, and you're good to go...
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:36 AM   #5
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thin double sided carpet tape works great
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It's not permanent, but I use 3M double sided tape. It's used for scrapbooking. There are two kinds, removable and permanent. I use the permanent, it holds the pack well and still comes up when you remove the pack. You can find rolls in 3 packs usually at the craft stores.
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It's not permanent, but I use 3M double sided tape. It's used for scrapbooking. There are two kinds, removable and permanent. I use the permanent, it holds the pack well and still comes up when you remove the pack. You can find rolls in 3 packs usually at the craft stores.
+1, good old double sided tape works great. One caveat is that if you are doing this in a touring car with lots of chassis flex you may want to use standard thick servo tape to semi-isolate the pack from the chassis.
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:43 PM   #8
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And another vote for double sided tape.

If you use the one that's 1mm thick, that will compensate for flex and allow for the battery not being absolutely flat. Carpet tape is good but ONLY if your battery and substrate (chassis plate) are perfectly flat and free of any contamination. It is also very thin, so it will change chassis flex characteristics.

And one more thing. Go to car part shops and buy the moulding tape or whatever it is called. That is for use on cars on external trim, mouldings, badges, stuff like that. It is weather proof and used in the automotive manufacturing industry, and it will not come off in a hurry. Prices around here are the same as 3M tape, and I have a suspicion it is made by them.

That said, I would recommend using a different system.

I put two vertical round posts at either end of the battery (most chassies already have holes there) and use a strip of filament tape doubled up and stuck to itself and wrapped around a piece of tubing at each end that slides over the posts. This creates a sidewall around the outside of the battery.

The posts can be anything you find lying about the place, provided is round and you can drill and tap a hole down the centre. I used some scrap Aluminium rod, from some old Tamiya car, I think some truck or something, cut to length. It is already tapped, all you need to do is drill a hole across at the top, you'll see further down what for.

On top, I use another strip of tape wrapped at the ends around two flat pieces of thin but hard plastic (bits of an old credit card will do) again doubled up on itself. The plastic bits are just for reinforcing, and are as wide as the tape, and have a hole for the post to go through (a paper hole punch will do an awesome job).

I use two body clips through the posts (this is why you need the hole across the post at the top) to lock in place both the vertical strip that goes around the side and the horizontal piece across the top.

No problems ever, the whole contraption weighs about as much as a bee's dick and lasts forever at a price of maybe 5c.

The battery is free inside this "box" of tape, and the whole bazoonga is anchored to the chassis at only two points (the vertical posts) so flex is not affected in any way.

Most chassies already have the holes for some battery holder system, and recently most have holes for a shorty as well, so no need to drill the plate (I hate that).

I actually use the "normal" length battery holes and add a square piece of foam with wheel balancing weights attached to the bottom with double sided tape to balance the car and/or make legal weight. These are easily removable, and can be tuned to adjust for different conditions. You can also swap the foam piece to the front or rear depending on what weight bias you want.
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From TQ hobbies the Amani strips are only like 2 bucks. And they work great. You'll only need one per car. I've tried other stuff and nothing works as well. Even if you found the same material on a spool, you will pay way more for the spool that you will never likely use than just a couple strips from Yokomo or Tamiya.
These sound great, but I cant find these on TQ - can you please give a link or part number?
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Niz, could you post a pic of your system?

Scott, here you go

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=9930
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At the local hardware store you probably can find an anti slip tape used for a stair.
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Niz, could you post a pic of your system?

[...]

Here you go.

You can see in this version I didn't even bother with the plastic ends for the top (horizontal) strap but I wrapped the tape around a bit of steel wire. I think it is a bit I cut off one of those long single body clips.

You can also see the little aluminium tubes I wrapped the tape around for the side strap.
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At the local hardware store you probably can find an anti slip tape used for a stair.

That is very coarse sandpaper. Literally.
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:50 AM   #14
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This stuff from TKO Competition Development works well for me so far $2.95. I am too new to this forum to post a link but you can google search the website.
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here you go baldilox

http://tkocompetitiondev.com/product...nti-slip-tape/
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