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Old 01-14-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
DO you guys mount your speedo and receiver with velcro tape or double sided tape? The reason I ask is because I want to be able to swap my speedo and receiver from one car to another. I believe that using double sided tape is more secure, but its difficult to remove the components?
While using velcro tape might be less secure, but easier to detach things?
Whats your take?

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Old 01-14-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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I allways use tape, much more secure as you say.
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I use neither...
double stick tape is more secure but harder to transfer from one car to another... velcro is the opposite.

I use a super sticky clay type enhesive. it is used to hold your car winshield in place. can be re-used over and over and stays sticky.
It's black in color..you'll have to check your local body or window repair facility. A roll will last you a lifetime...I've had mine for 10yrs now...and I've only used up 20% of it.
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:04 PM   #4
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I would say stick with the tape, velcro might not hold up in an impact.
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I would say stick with the tape, velcro might not hold up in an impact.
yes agree with you
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:11 PM   #6
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try this ...

http://products3.3m.com/catalog/us/e...er/output_html

3M double lock fastener, it looks like velcro but seems to hold up better. should be available in ace, true value, etc. i plan to try this to hold the batts in my park flyer.
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Radio Shack also carries it. I use it sometimes.
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best tape ive used is MIP servo tape!
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The only thing I use velcro on is my personal transponder so I can go from car to car.
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it doesn't make sense to have a receiver and speedo for every EP that I own, well I only have one EP at the moment, but that will grow!
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Default Removing Taped Items

A hot tip for removing items that have been servo taped to your chassis is to use a kitchen fork. I always carry on in my toolbox. Slide it between the chassis and device and move it side to side. This will eliminate and damage to your components. You will still need to remove the tape but it comes right up. This tip is courtesy of John Stranahan and his book.
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That kitchen fork also comes in handy for eating Skyline Chili at the track. Just be sure to spray it down with motor spray first.

Which car are you running it in? Velcro might be ok if you have a tub style TC3 chassis. The side walls of the chassis could help keep it in?

Best thing to do is do what you can till you can afford another set of electronics.

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Hey guys,
DO you guys mount your speedo and receiver with velcro tape or double sided tape? The reason I ask is because I want to be able to swap my speedo and receiver from one car to another. I believe that using double sided tape is more secure, but its difficult to remove the components?
While using velcro tape might be less secure, but easier to detach things?
Whats your take?

Thanks
The best solution is to use picture mounting tape they sell at picture frame shops. It's a clear 2 sided rubber type tape they
they use to hold the pic in place after they hang it. Great stuff because it holds better than anu thing out there and can be rolled off the ESC and receiver when you need to work on your car. Micheal's craft store is where I get mine... Try it and you will never use any other.....
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Here it is......

http://www.mysupplydepot.com/pages/skugroup20820.html
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Default I never use tape!

I never use tape on any of my cars.

My solution is Zappa Dappa Doo or better known as Shoe Goo. It holds like cement and you can remove your ESC, RX, or anything just by using a flat head screw driver wedging it between your components and the chassis.
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