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rdlohr 10-09-2009 10:35 PM

RDLohr's TREX 450 Stronger Battery Mount
 
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RDLohr’s Clearly Superior Products
TREX 450 Battery Mount
This mount provides a strong flexible mounting surface for your battery. (Inspired by copterklutz)

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Mount in place of stock battery tray. Use stock screws to mount. Once you place Velcro on top for your battery it will raise the mounting surface to the height of the frame edges. Be very careful placing Velcro because it sticks very well to the Lexan!

Note: Peel protective paper off all Lexan before use (if there is any)
Note: Edges can be sanded with 220 grit sand paper if the fit is too tight or if there are rough edges or burrs.
Note: Clean any machine oil off the screws before installation
Note: For additional security, add a touch of CA when installing the screws (Optional)

Good Luck and thanks, http://www.rdlohr.com/ Rick rlohr@nycap.rr.com or helifreak: rdlohr

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Bob O 10-10-2009 11:35 AM

I'll look into ordering one of these next pay day. :thumbup:

rdlohr 10-10-2009 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob O (Post 1593534)
I'll look into ordering one of these next pay day. :thumbup:

Cool! I think you'll like it. Simple but effective.
Rick

Bob O 10-20-2009 05:22 PM

Thanks for the battery mount, Rick!

I'd reply to the HF good trader list but I'm sure you're on there already. ;)

rdlohr 10-20-2009 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob O (Post 1612789)
Thanks for the battery mount, Rick!

I'd reply to the HF good trader list but I'm sure you're on there already. ;)

Thanks Much! :thumbup:

Let us know how it work out for you.
Rick

raylepper 10-20-2009 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by rdlohr (Post 1612857)
Thanks Much! :thumbup:

Let us know how it work out for you.
Rick

Hey Rick,
What's the weight of your battery holder. Just curious. The stock one is really light (and really weak). My 450 with a 2500 25C battery is already nose heavy.

rdlohr 10-20-2009 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by raylepper (Post 1613176)
Hey Rick,
What's the weight of your battery holder. Just curious. The stock one is really light (and really weak). My 450 with a 2500 25C battery is already nose heavy.

I just weighed one at 5.4 gram with the protective paper on so just a hair less than that. Not sure what the stock one weighs between the two pieces and the screw that holds them together.

Rick

raylepper 10-20-2009 09:13 PM

That's nice. Stock is about 3.5g. I gouged out an aluminum one and it was almost 10g.

rdlohr 10-20-2009 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by raylepper (Post 1613214)
That's nice. Stock is about 3.5g. I gouged out an aluminum one and it was almost 10g.

Cool.
Rick

Varc 11-09-2009 12:50 PM

My stock battery tray broke when I accidently dropped the helicopter. I was stupid and held it by the nose which with the Heli-Artist fuselage is a big fat no-no! The nose is only held on by magnets and for the instant I held it by the nose, the rear end dropped. Only damage was the battery tray.
So, I made a new one with a fiberglass sheet, and aluminum struts. WIll post a picture of it soon. Works better than the original, but does not look as clean. With the fuselage covering it, nobody will ever notice.

rdlohr 11-09-2009 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Marcwolf (Post 1647477)
My stock battery tray broke when I accidently dropped the helicopter. I was stupid and held it by the nose which with the Heli-Artist fuselage is a big fat no-no! The nose is only held on by magnets and for the instant I held it by the nose, the rear end dropped. Only damage was the battery tray.
So, I made a new one with a fiberglass sheet, and aluminum struts. WIll post a picture of it soon. Works better than the original, but does not look as clean. With the fuselage covering it, nobody will ever notice.

Sorry to hear you broke yours. The stock one breaks pretty easily. Let me know if you want one of mine.
Rick


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