Left: Dawson Gillaspy suggests laying a strip of
plastic over Velcro tape attached to the fuselage.
Place the battery on top of the plastic and pull
out the plastic so the Velcro halves can merge.
Below: The battery pack is resting on the plastic
strip. When the battery is correctly positioned,
remove the plastic so the Velcro halves make
contact. Photo by Dawson Gillaspy.
with APC props is a perfect source for the plastic
I thank Dawson for this idea. Of course, this
process works when installing a battery pack, but
will not work when it comes to removing it. In that
case, I use something shaped like a tongue depressor
made from 1/32 or 1/64 plywood. Slipping this
between the two layers of the Velcro tape forces the
tape to separate.
RC Micro World Article Archives
Q591: Bob, I’ve been following your series of micro/
indoor RC designs since you started with the old
RC Micro Flight back in 2001. I saved some of your
articles, but I’m missing many. Is there any source that
provides copies of all of these articles?
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