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TO - How to fit a LIPO retraining strap to a Belt
I think this is quite a controversial thing, as everyone seems
to do this differently. Some use rubber bands, some use Velcro
patches on the helicopter AND the LIPO, some fit the lipo onto
the TOP tray of the Belt CP. None of these are
particularly wrong, but the approved way according to Esky is as
On the left you can see a
bare frame from the E-Sky Belt CP helicopter.
Take particular note of the bar at the
very front of the lower tray.
Here is a different view of
the frame, taken form underneath. In this case,
the skids have NOT yet been fitted.
Here we have taken the
Velcro strip provided with the helicopter, and fed it
through the slot in the lower tray.
Not that the soft side of the Velcro
is upwards from this angle. Pull it through about half
Here we have folded the
lower side over, going forwards and about half an inch
over that bar at the front on the frame
If you have the skids on, make sure
you slide the Velcro strap UNDERNEATH the skid support,
or you will have problems fitting the canopy later on.
Now viewed from the top,
you can see that we have pulled the lower end up around
that bar, and in fact, have stuck it firmly to itself
with Super Glue (CA). Make sure this sticks very
You don't need to stick it to the bar
as well, although it is quite a good idea to do so for
Finally we slide a LIPO
cell in, keeping the top of the strap on top of the
Push the Lipo in as far as it will go.
Here is the lipo fitted
into the supporting platform nice and securely from the
Pull the Velcro strap down
over the front of the Lipo, and pull it backwards until
the lipo is held securely, then connect the two sides of
the strap together by pressing the straps together.
NB - When the skids are on, you may
need to cut off around 1 inch of the strap so that it
does not go back beyond the skid support.
DONE - PROPERLY
In case it isn't clear, here is a short video showing