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securing weight

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by JamieM, May 12, 2019.

  1. JamieM

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    How do you guys fasten the tungsten cubes that allow you to use them for your next build? I have 2 scouts and this is the third set of cars we are building this year and I'd like to be able to reuse.
     
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    3m double face tape
     
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    +1
     
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    3M duct tape, the thinner stuff works pretty good but the thick aluminum stuff works great too.
     
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    I'm going to move over to the tape, but I have used 30 minute epoxy before. If you need to get them out lay a hot soldering iron on them for about 10 seconds and they'll pop right out.
     
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    Thanks guy! I've considered using 2 sided tape similar to what I've used on RC cars (also called servo tape) but thought the thickness would be an issue. Happy to hear others have had success using much thinner tape.
     
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    Great suggestion. I'm going to give it a shot!
     
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    Just be careful with a hot iron. Extreme heat can cause warps in wood. Plus that’s right at the rear axle holes.
     
  10. JamieM

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    Good point! Chances are though we wont be using that car again. District race was really rough and I'm concerned it tweaked the fragile wood. Headed to nationals and will build freshies.
     
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    Really can’t go wrong with the 2 sided tape. I race both Awana and also league at APR but I’m on the cheap right now and dont have the funds to buy a bunch of weight so the 2 sided tape allows me to transfer the cubes back and forth to different cars very easily. Plus the tape is easy enough to pull off and redo if it looses its stickiness after a while. And the wood remains bare with no extra weight. Plus I’ve never had a cube come loose.
    Hope that helps.
    Jimmy
     
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    I use double sided carpet tape also. It holds my weight but allows me the chance to roll my weight around without much difficulty.
     
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    3m vhb double sided tape and as suggested your choice of tape over.
     
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    I just use some 100% silicon I have laying around then Silver tape over the back half of the bottom of the car. The silicon lets you just pop the cubs out easy and no tope to deal with.
     

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