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Old 08-25-2008, 07:03 PM
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ok so i feel like an idiot. i crashed my new corsair on her maiden, nothing bad a few scratches in the paint job but thats it ( curse those high weeds) , wellll at least until i inspected it better. the motor mount was loose, so i pulled it out slopped some glue in and taped the motor in place and let it dry. the next day i picked her up, the motor was nice and strong, so i turn her over to take the battery out and charge it WOOPS I LEFT THE BATTERY IN!!!!!!

i grab it and pull. nothing. there must have been a slight crack in the battery tray, as my battery is now glued in place. ive tried slipping an exacto knife around it, but theirs glue all over, as i left it drying with the nose up. so i have no ideas how to get the battery out any suggestions?




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Old 08-25-2008, 07:53 PM
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If the battery wont come out of the tray, can you get the tray out of the model? even if it means cutting through it.

What glue did you use? (too much of )
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:17 PM
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cant you use Acetone or something to debond the glue? It wouldnt damage the battery (i, think...anyways) And chisel away at the glue with your exact-o knife?
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:01 PM
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well its not really a battery tray, its more of a chunck of foam cut out so my battery can fit, and i highly doubt i could get some debonder here without a massive amount of money and a huge waste of time

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Old 08-25-2008, 10:05 PM
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You "MAY" get lucky and the heat of the battery (lipo?) might free up the bond with the glue. Fly it!!!!!
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:32 PM
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nope its a nimh brick. and the glue that i used was that kind that is liquid but it turns into foam as it sets ( im at a loss of words for what its called) would that make a difference?



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Old 08-25-2008, 11:06 PM
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You mean Gorilla Glue?
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:13 PM
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You might be able to use a hack saw blade to carefully cut around the battery.
If you can cut the hole wider, you might be able to rock the battery back and forth an loosen it up.

Failing that, pick a place that would be easy to repair. Then cut the foam away so the pack is exposed.
When you get the pack out, re glue the foam back into position.

Hope this helps.

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Old 08-25-2008, 11:17 PM
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umm its kinda like gorrila glue, exept hungarian off brand

thats a good idea with the hacksaw, i might just go for that. the only problem is that its right behind the motor and im wondering if it would mess with the structural integrety. bu ti think ill try it
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:30 AM
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well. if you are using gorilla glue and you can fuss with the weight/CG a little bit. just gorilla glue the structure by the motor...that wont go anywhere afterwards
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:42 AM
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Leave it in the airplane, charge it and fly. Since it is NiMH, you don't really have to worry about it bursting into flames.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:00 AM
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I had a Tiger Moth that I ended up selling with a 1800 3S lipo for the same reason! Glued that sucker right in there. I flew it 50+ times and Im sure the new owner flew the snot out of it too. I was just careful about charging/storing it.

So, I say leave it be and charge it in the plane! Saves time.


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Old 08-26-2008, 06:34 PM
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that might be what i will do, but i dont remember the mah of the battery, and am getting a new charger, so thats problably important to know. also i might want to get knew batterys
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