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How you hide the PF battery box?
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Let's face it, the PF battery box is enormous when compared to the 9v boxes. Not only it is bigger but it is also much harder to hide to the construction.

I haven't been able to hide the box well in any of my PF controlled MOCs, the box has always been carried out by the MOC, usually in trailer or something like that. The main reason why I do this is to make sure I don't have to take apart 50% of my MOC to change batteries.

I don't think my method is the best available so I would like to ask you guy how you hide the box of power? And most importantly, what kind of mechanism you use to get it back easily?
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| May 26, 2009, 6:46 am
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usually I build trucks that have plenty of room to hide a battery box in the cab or cargo area, but my latest build, my caterham has the same problem. I have take the whole side of the car off to get to the battery box. I am going to figure something out though. I do like the new rechargable batterey but it has two proplems, 1) its only 7.4 volts 2) its 50.00 for the batterey and another 25.00 for the charger.
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| May 26, 2009, 10:01 am
Quoting Tuomas Kukkamaa
Let's face it, the PF battery box is enormous when compared to the 9v boxes. Not only it is bigger but it is also much harder to hide to the construction.

I haven't been able to hide the box well in any of my PF controlled MOCs, the box has always been carried out by the MOC, usually in trailer or something like that. The main reason why I do this is to make sure I don't have to take apart 50% of my MOC to change batteries.

I don't think my method is the best available so I would like to ask you guy how you hide the box of power? And most importantly, what kind of mechanism you use to get it back easily?

Using 1x2x3 panels, the 11 wide battery box can fit in a 12 wide construction like my red Coca Cola truck. It is pretty easy to change, while still hidden as seen in my video. The old studdy battery box was not easy to hide either.
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| May 26, 2009, 6:26 pm
Quoting Tuomas Kukkamaa
I would like to ask you guy how you hide the box of power? And most importantly, what kind of mechanism you use to get it back easily?


Here's an example of what I tried out:
http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=102258&id=/user_images/18775/12360341256
(by pulling out the red pins at the front end of the battery box you can slide it out to change the batteries)

But it's really only the size of the model that makes it possible there.
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| May 26, 2009, 6:53 pm
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I managed to fit the battery box in an 8 wide box truck in mini fig scale
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| May 28, 2009, 4:23 am
I find it is best to out the battery box in the trunk, as I have when I motorized the 8081 extreme cruiser.
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| April 13, 2012, 6:00 pm
You can actually use the battery box as a reinforcing structure for the car chassis as I did with my 11 wide Mini Cooper: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/326584. There are some pictures which show the orientation of the battery box, IR, and M motors, perhaps it will give you some ideas.
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| June 5, 2012, 11:51 pm
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