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   HOW TO - How to fit a LIPO retraining strap to a Belt CP CORRECTLY
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 follows.
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 way.

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 strongly.

You don't need to stick it to the bar as well, although it is quite a good idea to do so for additional security.

Finally we slide a LIPO cell in, keeping the top of the strap on top of the lipo.

Push the Lipo in as far as it will go.

Here is the lipo fitted into the supporting platform nice and securely from the underside.
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.


In case it isn't clear, here is a short video showing it...


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