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Best Adhesive Velcro to mount Transmitter, etc to Phantom

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stewdaddy, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. stewdaddy

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    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on the best performing adhesive velcro to mount ImmersionRC transmitter or iOSD mini to Phantom 2? I have some, it's Velcro brand, the velcro part is fine, but the adhesive part keeps slowly coming loose. Any suggestions?
     
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    Re: Best Adhesive Velcro to mount Transmitter, etc to Phanto

    I use this stuff on my Phantom and 550, just remember to get both sides: http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... ath=53_160

    It won't take a lot to hold the components you're talking about, but make sure it's a big enough patch to handle in-flight vibrations.
     
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  4. stewdaddy

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    Re: Best Adhesive Velcro to mount Transmitter, etc to Phanto

    Thanks, I went and got some 3M Scotch General Purpose "velcro" and it seems to be working fine. But what you have listed here would probably work even better.
     
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    Re: Best Adhesive Velcro to mount Transmitter, etc to Phanto

    I use this stuff dual lock it's almost impossible for it to come apart unless you have a ton of weight on it.

    http://www.acehardware.com/product/inde ... Id=2564271

    the price here is for a 6 pack but you can buy individual packs at the stores.
     
  6. LeoS

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    Re: Best Adhesive Velcro to mount Transmitter, etc to Phanto

    If you're looking to get plenty of Dual Locks, go for the ones they sell in rolls like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/3M-Reclosable-Fas ... =dual+lock

    For the same price, you get tons more.

    I also use Dual Locks on my Phantom w/ vtx and gps tracker now. One great advantage of DualLocks over Velcro is that they don't come in male vs female side. So you can mate any of them to each other. I just stick a big patch of DualLock on the Phantom's bottom side and it all becomes a big variable mounting surface.

    Behold:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heavjPsXF1w
     
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    Re: Best Adhesive Velcro to mount Transmitter, etc to Phanto

    I tried several adhesive tapes and none of them worked long term. In desperation I used a product called Sticks Like *hit. I know it does not sound very nice but boy it doesn't move anymore. I am not sure how easy it will be to get it off again mind but its rubbery not solid so I reckon it may peal with the use of a knife.

    The trouble with the tape was that I had to remove my antenna all the time to pack up. Then every now and then I would catch the antenna on a strap or something and the dam tape would come unstuck. Also I found the weight of some of the antenna would also cause it to droop and fall off.
     
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    Re: Best Adhesive Velcro to mount Transmitter, etc to Phanto

    Got mines from Advance auto. It's cheap and tuff..
     
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    Count me as another vote for dual lock.

    knock on wood, no issues thus far flying in temperatures below and above freezing. Have not had much good fortune yet to test adhesive durability in hot weather yet. :lol:

    The lock between the pieces is ridiculous and strong. Takes a good amount of effort to get them to clamp together so there should be no reason the "velcro" lock should ever disengage. Adhesive properties have been wonderful so far on both the phantom body and the vTx.
     
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    Juicy Fruit works well too.
     
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    Re: Best Adhesive Velcro to mount Transmitter, etc to Phanto

    One thing about DualLocks... they work best on flat surfaces. I know it's obvious that flat surface maximizes the area of contact, but more importantly for Dual Lock is that it's designed to be removed from an angle (peeled). So if your item is not flat and it can move\rock during the trip, then it can loosen the hold.