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Old 05-01-2003, 05:24 AM
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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.
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Old 05-01-2003, 08:21 AM
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TAO4R,

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

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Old 05-01-2003, 08:31 AM
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RCBuddha,

TAO4R lives in HK. I doubt there is a Home Depot, let alone a Lowes and OSH there.
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what about velcrow straps? cuz doesn't the tape make the battery sticky?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 05-01-2003, 06:55 PM
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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
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I just got my Integy battery strap long. Fit well. I also found SpeedMerchant battery strapping tape from Hobby ETC.
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Old 05-02-2003, 01:39 AM
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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....
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Old 05-02-2003, 03:15 AM
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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
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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?
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Old 05-02-2003, 08:33 PM
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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

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The roll of tape I use is Scotch Brand #898. Tough stuff and doesn't leave goo on the batteries.
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:08 PM
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Thanks ill give some of those a try.
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