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04-04-2013 01:07 PM  6 years ago
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Stephen Born

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Ouch!
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04-04-2013 01:23 PM  6 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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04-04-2013 01:23 PM  6 years ago
wrongler

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I wonder if a lipo was the cause or some of the equipment?Bill Whittaker
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04-04-2013 01:31 PM  6 years ago
chris6414

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Never saw a Nitro do that!Century Hawk Sport, OS .32, Futaba 7C, GY-601 9251
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04-04-2013 01:34 PM  6 years ago
Stephen Born

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Not mine. Here is a quote that accompanied the photo:
Well this is my first problem with lipos in 6 years. So walking out to the shed and seeing black smoke pouring out of it was a bit of an eye opener. I'm very thankful that the shed didn't go up with my 2 motorbikes in it... I was discharging 3 3s 2000mah lipos on 3 separate imax 8 chargers so I'm not sure what went wrong..i do know that smoke alarms will be fitted to next charging station
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04-04-2013 03:16 PM  6 years ago
T.J.

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That's why you are supposed to always be there when charging or discharging. Expensive lesson to learn.

Also it doesn't matter if you fly nitro or electrics they all need batteries to power the servos and etc. So we all have a chance of this happening to us unless you take the proper precautions.
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04-04-2013 04:30 PM  6 years ago
doorman

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Thanks For Sharing...
Sometimes a reminder like this is needed by all of us... very easy to fall into a routine that does allow us to forget about staying with the batteries and chargers when they are operating...even with all the technology and safety devices built into the best chargers.. it is still possible, as shown!!!!

Thanks, Stan
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04-04-2013 04:47 PM  6 years ago
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Sometimes a reminder like this is needed by all of us... very easy to fall into a routine that does allow us to forget about staying with the batteries and chargers when they are operating...even with all the technology and safety devices built into the best chargers.. it is still possible, as shown!!!!
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04-04-2013 04:54 PM  6 years ago
jason46

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I'm curious, why discharging lipos?
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04-04-2013 05:00 PM  6 years ago
JKos

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Yep, another (unfortunate) reminder. It really sucks when babysitting batteries eats up all your hobby time. And/or you don't get to fly during a time period you could have because you don't have the "pre-time" available to babysit the batteries. That's the norm for me. However, reminders like this remind you why you better babysit.

> I'm curious, why discharging lipos?

Most likely to put them in a proper storage charge state. When you charge your batteries and then don't get to fly or you don't get to fly all the batteries you charged, you have to get them down to storage some how.

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04-04-2013 05:07 PM  6 years ago
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I agree JK, how long do you let them sit with a full charge before pulling them down to storage voltage. A week? 2 weeks? just wondering.
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04-04-2013 06:20 PM  6 years ago
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how long do you let them sit with a full charge before pulling them down to storage voltage. A week? 2 weeks? just wondering.
Me...if I don't use them within a weeks time...discharge! However, I rarely use my chargers to discharge LiPos. I'll install them one at a time in my heli and hover in the driveway for three minutes, check them, then charge to storage charge level.
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04-04-2013 07:21 PM  6 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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Never saw a Nitro do that!
you've never seen a nitro fire burn down a house ??? it ain't pretty !

you do know that Nitro is extremely flammable and poisonous right ???

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04-04-2013 07:41 PM  6 years ago
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That is exactly why I nerver leave the room when charging or discharging any batteries. I also charge or discharge my batteries in an ammo can with the lid closed!! If something goes wrong the whole can can be thrown outside quickly. Just my two cents, I hope that nothing major was damaged other than a little smoke damage in the shed. Once again we have been served a reminder of safety with lipo's.

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04-04-2013 08:07 PM  6 years ago
chris6414

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you've never seen a nitro fire burn down a house ??? it ain't pretty !

you do know that Nitro is extremely flammable and poisonous right ???

Doesn't ignite when I am not watching it though.
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04-04-2013 08:27 PM  6 years ago
rudyy

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I think lipo batteries need flammable and explosive labels. Do you agree?
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04-04-2013 08:43 PM  6 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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Doesn't ignite when I am not watching it though.
just like lipos it can if not handled properly.....

leaving the room when charging or discharging a lipo is just like smoking a cigarette while fueling a nito heli !!! either one isn't going to burst into flames everytime BUT it could !!!
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04-04-2013 08:48 PM  6 years ago
wrongler

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Could have been a lot worse!Bill Whittaker
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04-04-2013 10:51 PM  6 years ago
Ronald Thomas

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I think lipo batteries need flammable and explosive labels. Do you agree?
The shipping boxes do!!! I agree they should be there.
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04-05-2013 12:44 AM  6 years ago
McKrackin

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Nitro can fuel an existing fire but will NEVER be the cause of a fire...NEVER.

Nitro will never burn because you over filled the jug

All helis need batteries? Sure.....NOT all helis need lipos
I literally never use the word literally right.
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