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06-13-2010, 09:00 AM
besides velcro mod, is there any other ideas?
06-13-2010, 09:04 AM
for example, i'm looking at this:
but not really sure how to use it for body holding... :-\
06-13-2010, 09:27 AM
I use magnets to hold my canopies on for my R/C planes .... but ground impact will most often allow them to seperate.
My "suggestion" would be to try for a permanent hinge at the front of the body with magnets at the rear.
As far as velcro goes .... I use 3M Dual Lock http://makezine.com/pub/tool/3M_Dual_Lock_Reclosable_Fasteners which is far superior to velcro. You can find it at Target, radio shack, and many other stores.
06-13-2010, 09:44 AM
velcro does the job fine so i was just wondering whats wrong with velcro just curious?
06-13-2010, 09:55 AM
Velcro gets clogged with dirt. Loop pyle gets frayed and stops holding.
Dual lock is two identical pieces of nylon "mushrooms" which pop lock into themselves. You can use several very small pieces to hold better than a full length of velcro. You can brush the dirt out easily between the mushrooms.
Nothing "wrong" with velcro ..... but 3M dual lock is far superior IMO.
06-13-2010, 12:01 PM
the magnets seem like a good idea - either stuck on with double sided or super glue.
i'd be worried, though, about clogging it with random magnetic stuff
06-15-2010, 06:19 AM
i put my velcros on super glue and look what's happened
start from 2:30
it just detached and took some body paint with :(
06-15-2010, 12:52 PM
What's up with the 3m warning that it will only fasten 10-15 times well? Also the biggest problem I have had with velcro has been the glue not staying stuck on. Does the 3m stick to the plastic better? Maybe I just haven't found the right velcro with good enough glue on it but I have tried extra glue as well with no luck- especially the side on the body.
06-15-2010, 05:28 PM
Go with the 3M dual lock with confidence. It's a proven solution! I had it on for almost a year now (including winter). I re-glued it only once, so yes the original glue on it is strong enough. As with any gluing job, it is a good idea to roughen the surface first with a low# sanding paper.
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