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Old 04-30-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Man oh Man. I hope you heal up allright.
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Wow. Scary. Another "Lipo BEWARE" Story

Even the best make mistakes. From Curtis's post

I was just setting the machine down on a table inside the building when in heard a kind of popping sound. I turned around to see a battery pack swelling and opening up like a fan. I ran over and started unplugging it as fast as i could. I grabbed the pack and started to throw it out the door when I saw the balance leads were still hooked up. So i raced to unplug those as well otherwise it would have pulled the rest of the chargers and batteries with it and likely would have not made it out the door. Once I had them unplugged I grabbed the pack to throw it out. At that moment it exploded into flames in my hand. I continued my throwing motion getting it out of the building.
I made several mistakes that lead to this. One I started using some of my old packs again so I could get more flights in a row without stopping. When I get home I will order more of the TP 65C packs so I can use all new packs. I also was not charging the batteries in a BBQ pit like I recommend. If I had been charging them in the BBQ pit I could have just closed the lid and let them burn out. From now on they will be in a pit or on concrete period.
I hope he heals up OK.

Now that flying season is starting up, everyone should take a minute and review their charging safety.
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Now that flying season is starting up, everyone should take a minute and review their charging safety.
It's a good reminder for sure. We should all take a few moments to review safety on and off the field before getting back into it for the year. Charging, starting, fuel, props, flying practices, etc etc. Let's be safe out there.

Might also be a good reminder to all the clubs out there to have a fire extinguisher on hand - accessible and up to date. Make sure you know where it is at your field. Good idea to have a first aid kit ready as well.
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