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Old 04-17-2015, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Securing Fuel Line Over Receiver Antenna

I know it's a popular practice to stick a piece of fuel line over the short fragile antennas on remote receivers in order to protect them from impact and accidental damage.

To those who'be done this mod, how do you secure (glue?) the fuel line in place to the receiver body?

I ask because I tried some cyanoacrylate adhesive and found it didn't really stick to the fuel line. A gentle twist of the fuel line after the cyanoacrylate had cured and it pretty much just popped right off.

I don't have a hot melt glue gun, so I'm hoping that's not the answer.

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Old 04-17-2015, 06:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FWIW, I use heat shrink tubing instead of fuel line tubing. Works great.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had the same problem. Couldn't get them to stay on. So I got some moisture proof shrink tubing. It has hot glue in it. Works perfect.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.

I'll look into getting some self-adhesive heat shrink tubing instead of the fuel line.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use this, works great.

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Its easier to just buy a pack of robart air line tubing. Fits perfectly and doesnt slip off. No glue.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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For me some heat shrink does the job, I think the fuel line tube method is just ugly, it's not that remote receivers cost a fortune, why using superglues and other stuff hoping it's not gonna break in crash? I have yet to damage a remote rx in a crash… however I do afraid them because of the cheap wires and connectors they come with.
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Its easier to just buy a pack of robart air line tubing. Fits perfectly and doesnt slip off. No glue.
Same here! #169B
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