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HelicopterSafety - RC Helis are not toys › Basement on FIRE
08-11-2007 07:57 PM  10 years agoPost 81
ShellDude

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East Coventry, PA

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I'll repeat what I'm sure has already been posted:

You broke two of the biggest rules:

1. Never charge a Li* while still in your helicopter.
2. Never charge a Li* unattended.

~~OCHC~~
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08-12-2007 05:51 PM  10 years agoPost 82
cookie monster

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Los Angeles

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I also use an ammo box from my 7.62mm and i drilled a small hole to run the wires threw and it locks up tight. Good luck fixing things in your work area...and the family

Miniature Aircraft fury extreme 90 710 radix Y.S 91

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08-26-2007 07:24 PM  10 years agoPost 83
mjsb

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Laredo, TX

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I am also guilty of charing my Lipo's unatended sometimes....no I know what can happen

But thanks to HeliKalle I just bought an ammobox and plan to make some holes to take the cables out to the charger.

Do you guys think that with this box and the using Equinox balancer as interface will be a safe configuration to charge the Lipos unattended?

Too many things to do in life better than stare at Lipos...

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08-26-2007 10:23 PM  10 years agoPost 84
simages

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Cold Spring, NY

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It's unfortunate what happened to HeliKalle and applaud them for having the courage to post their mishap. Glad the fire Alarm batteries were GOOD and no one was hurt. There’s a message in that “it could happen to you or I”……..

I’m no different, but I never charge my batteries while in the aircraft……….. Don’t want to lose those you know!

I’ve never charged unattended, doesn’t mean I sit and watch them. I'm usually working on a project however; I no longer charge in the open, even in a firebox "I" won't charge unattented, but that me.

Everyone is responsible for their actions and as always “Safety” First!

September’s issue of AMA’s Model Aviation had this idea published under the Battery Clinic on pg 109. Nice inexpensive alternative which is readily available to most.

I substitute Pyrex Bowls so I can see under the hood as well as they are usually accepted as a firebox type container. I also leave my Lipos in the Pyrex when not in use (bowl - lid - bowl) gives me a 2 tier container. Better safe then sorry!

AMA No: SIMAGES

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08-26-2007 11:05 PM  10 years agoPost 85
ShellDude

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East Coventry, PA

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Ah... Red's fire retardant tile and walmart flowerpot solution. He posted that on the ezone months ago... an extremely ecomonical and smart solution. The man knows batteries

~~OCHC~~
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09-08-2007 02:18 PM  10 years agoPost 86
culichor

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Herndon, Va

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i never recharge my pack inside my house always outdoor and away from my house like 10 feet away and place inside metal basket, if it explode wont be close to my home

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09-08-2007 02:29 PM  10 years agoPost 87
Pistol Pete

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Seffner, FL

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if it explode
they don't...otherwise they would be strictly regulated.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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