R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-01-2003, 06:24 AM   #1
Tech Adept
 
TAO4R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 127
Taping batteries

I have an upgraded TAO4R and im wondering what the best way is to tape the battery and what kind of tape to use.
TAO4R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2003, 09:21 AM   #2
Tech Master
 
RCBuddha's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,939
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Default

TAO4R,

Try to find a thin, fiber re-enforced strapping tape, like the ones they use to close boxes.

Last edited by RCBuddha; 05-01-2003 at 09:40 AM.
RCBuddha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2003, 09:31 AM   #3
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: So Cal
Posts: 300
Default

RCBuddha,

TAO4R lives in HK. I doubt there is a Home Depot, let alone a Lowes and OSH there.
Headbanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2003, 09:36 AM   #4
Tech Fanatic
 
davioh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: hong kong
Posts: 778
Default

what about velcrow straps? cuz doesn't the tape make the battery sticky?
davioh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2003, 09:55 AM   #5
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 427
Default

actually i dont know the part number but tamiya does make straping tape. you might want to check their website or give them a call. my buddy is sponserd by them an i think personally there straping tape is the best.
jiggamacdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2003, 09:55 AM   #6
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: So Cal
Posts: 300
Default

My HPI Pro2 had a velco battery hold down system. I worked kind of nice. Tape can be sticky, but it depends on the tape you use.
Headbanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2003, 10:21 AM   #7
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,249
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

if you use regular fiber re-enforced tape you run a good chance of cutting the tape on sharp edges of the chassis on a sudden hit. try getting some good strapping tape that wont break in a hard hit.
__________________
www.rikter-designs.com

[email protected]
Jarrod Langlois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2003, 07:55 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Calvin Ng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,556
Send a message via ICQ to Calvin Ng
Default

what ever you do dont use velcros i used velcro's on my trf414m. it falls off during big hits. i thought the ta04 had the plastic holders on it????

this stuff should do the job
the tamiya one like the person who said it earlier

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGS14&P=7


its thin so it wont scrape the ground. its super strong.

it good stuff but i rather have the trf come with some carbon fiber peice that comes over the battery
Calvin Ng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2003, 09:05 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 992
Default

I just got my Integy battery strap long. Fit well. I also found SpeedMerchant battery strapping tape from Hobby ETC.
Aku-Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2003, 02:39 AM   #10
Tech Fanatic
 
davioh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: hong kong
Posts: 778
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Calvin Ng
i thought the ta04 had the plastic holders on it????
his did....till it bent and busted. it turned into 3 pieces and he didn't really crash...i don't think i saw cuz i was fixing my car....
davioh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2003, 04:15 AM   #11
Tech Adept
 
j0n0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 201
Send a message via ICQ to j0n0
Default

3M and Tamiya both make fibre glass reinforced tape, the 3M is thicker and cheaper here in Australia.

The tapes doesn't make the batteries sticky which it very good
j0n0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2003, 10:56 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 992
Default

Quote:
3M and Tamiya both make fibre glass reinforced tape, the 3M is thicker and cheaper here in Australia.
Do you have 3M fibre glass tape part number?
Aku-Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2003, 09:33 PM   #13
Registered User
 
Calvin Ng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,556
Send a message via ICQ to Calvin Ng
Default

so you guyz live in hong kong???

yeah i went there to visit during the christmas you guyz are really lucky to have cheap stuff there.
imagine all the prices doubled thats how much it costs here.
i went there to visit and i bout ALOT of stuff i could almost make another car.
i drive a trf and getting my aunti to send those new bulkheads over from hong kong those are sexy

Last edited by Calvin Ng; 05-03-2003 at 06:04 PM.
Calvin Ng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2003, 05:08 PM   #14
Tech Regular
 
Claydoh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: being there
Posts: 402
Send a message via AIM to Claydoh
Default

The roll of tape I use is Scotch Brand #898. Tough stuff and doesn't leave goo on the batteries.
Claydoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2003, 10:08 PM   #15
Tech Adept
 
TAO4R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 127
Default

Thanks ill give some of those a try.
TAO4R is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FT GT2 RTR, Ofna starter box w/ batteries, Dynamite Vision Peak w/ batteries phayes526 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 07-15-2008 12:35 PM
COLT 10, INTELLECT matched batteries, 1/8 shell, receiver batteries and blinged 350Z blueGiga Australia For Sale/Trade 3 06-16-2008 07:59 PM
battery taping teqnique more$thanbrains Electric On-Road 20 10-10-2007 01:44 PM
Fs 2 7cell mini t intellect 1200 batteries, blind batteries t to the maxx2 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 03-05-2006 04:33 PM
fukuyama batteries/ trinity batteries 20-50 dollars a piece. jackfast R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 10 02-22-2005 06:37 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:08 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net