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Old 03-07-2013, 03:27 AM   #21
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We don't really know what happened do we? Could have been life nimh nicd lipo with a short and a gas tank half empty there. In fact I would bet there was a short(pack or other ) and it got through the tank and boom.
Exactly and all kinds of assumptions sorry but true. Been running lipos since they came out. Literally hundreds of packs and crashes to. Knock on wood no fires ever, but I don't buy crap, I closely make as many observations as I can to. Sure in a crash one day its going to happen, but then I do fly where the proper stuff is to take care of that I am not concerned either not a bit.

I hate how lipos get this whole "they're going to explode just sitting there" thing going all the time, simply not true at all. I have read and seen countless threads in various forums about fires to find out some clown had a turnigy 10 dollar charger that he trusted his house to then didnt understand why or people just being jack asses and making bad decisions. I do not think I will see a lipo self ignite or one of these events b4 my hobby is done. And if I did all I can do and did see it well then I still would not be all horrfied by it, I would investigate as much as possible and learn from it, it is not evil......
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:39 AM   #22
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I store my lipos in glass or stainless steel cookware - cheap at the various big box stores.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #23
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Just because one uses lipos and has had no problems doesn't mean that you won't have a problem in the future.There is many reports out there on lipos catching fire and yes some of them are from improper chargingtherehave been reports of them catching fire spontaneously.Yes things like this could happen possibly with another type of battery.But the facts are in on lipos.There are other batteries out there that are safer to use .For me i don't want to be in transit with my plane in the back of my suv and suddenly have a fire.And have to be concerned about my planes inside my home as well.
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