Re: [GPSL] Velcro Hook & Loop
- Hi Steve
We've used it several times and it's worked fine, wet or dry. Our failures have never been due to the Velcro joint failing. For extra strength, you can borrow a technique used on my recumbent bicycle. It has a webbing seat that's held in place with Velcro closures. They sew Velcro onto both surfaces of one side and use a pair of straps on the other side. When assembled, it creates a sandwich with two Velcro surfaces. The seat uses two joints with Velcro patches about 3 inches square and this supports all of my weight. I've ridden through sun, wind, rain, and even a bit of snow, (but never to space) and the joints have never budged.
73, Bruce - VE5BNC
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On 21/06/2013 3:42 AM, Steve Randall wrote:
Do any of you guys use velcro for payload closure - and if so how do you find it. It seems if its wet it can fail - but that only seems to be when its being attached together - not its its already attached. My own testing hasn't shown up any problems.