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Thepackerjoe

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Hi I have several small helicopters for the past 3 years I haven't been able to play. But things have sorted themselves out. So I'm unpacking my stuff. I have a lipo battery that is really puffy. Is it safe to use ?

01-16-2017 12:48 PM
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Dan Minick

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I would not use it. Its probably pretty cheap to replace compared to the damage it could cause if it fails in flight, or starts a fire.

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01-16-2017 12:52 PM
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Heli_Splatter

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Silver Spring, MD by way of Sidney, Ne - USA

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Yes, you can use it. Would I use it on an expensive aircraft? No

I have been a master at using old puffed batteries. Do not over fly them. Keep track of the flight time. It is hard to throw away an expensive battery. Even the small ones add up.

I keep batteries in ammo boxes. I only charge while I am present. I do not push my charge rates. I keep track of how much I am putting into the battery. I am checking cell voltage differences. If I cannot balance them, I throw them away. It is hard to throw away 5 cells of good battery when only one cell is bad. I balance charge each and every time that I charge.

I also do not fly really hard 3D. This would not work. You cannot expect optimal performance.

01-16-2017 03:26 PM
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allns47

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Do not use at all....dispose of it...it's not worth it

02-01-2017 12:47 PM
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