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#1 Left Coast DJ Apr 29, 2012 03:01 PM

How do you take your Lipo batteries to the field?
 
I usually just throw my Lipo batteries on the passenger car seat when going to the field. I probably should get a box for them. Ammo boxes seem like a favorite. What other readily available cases and bags would work for taking Lipo's to the flying field?

#2 itsme2 Apr 29, 2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Left Coast DJ (Post 21470125)
I usually just throw my Lipo batteries on the passenger car seat when going to the field. I probably should get a box for them. Ammo boxes seem like a favorite. What other readily available cases and bags would work for taking Lipo's to the flying field?

+1 for ammo box.

#3 Wingman26 Apr 29, 2012 04:24 PM

I use a Lipo Sack for transporting, I keep them in a 50 cal ammo can at home.

#4 mrforsyth Apr 29, 2012 05:08 PM

Clear plastic Plano box.

#5 Syner01 Apr 29, 2012 08:21 PM

Ever since I had some magic smoke from one of my lipos I have been using this
http://browningmgs.com/AmmoCans/T-Ch...s2/Box_018.jpg

#6 Pescador Apr 29, 2012 09:43 PM

I use the ammo boxs as well and sprayed the inside with plasti-dip to prevent accidental shorts and took the seal out of the lid so it could vent.

#7 Mark Wood Apr 30, 2012 12:34 AM

In LipoSacks then the bags go in a padded aluminum carry case.

mw

#8 Azarr Apr 30, 2012 01:37 AM

Lipo Sack, the ammo cans are full :cool:

Azarr

#9 solentlife Apr 30, 2012 01:41 AM

Local DIY shop.... for about $5 they have sectional plastic boxes that for me are perfect .... I can get my Lipo's, charge lead, Wattmeter in .... the B6 charger I leave outside the box and plug into car ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...es/lipobox.jpg

And a double folding job for other gear like screwdrivers, spare props, blades etc.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...heliclosed.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...s/heliopen.jpg

Single ones again ..

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...ixedwing01.jpg

I now have 4 of these .... set up for specific types of model. No need to carry all the gear now - I pick a box suitable for what goes that day.

I have created another LiPo box ... same as above - as my inventory grows. But the second one is more for the cables, leads, associated bits so freeing up space for the extra LiPo's in first box.

#10 Left Coast DJ May 21, 2012 12:53 PM

Started using one of these hard plastic lined insulated lunch box for taking my lipo's to the field. So far it's been working out great: http://www.lunchboxes.com/hardliner.html

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/lunchboxshop_2209_7105107

#11 Tim13 May 21, 2012 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Pescador (Post 21473313)
I use the ammo boxs as well and sprayed the inside with plasti-dip to prevent accidental shorts and took the seal out of the lid so it could vent.

Excellent idea about removing the seal. I think the ammo can(sans seal), and a charging bag is about the best solution. Bag prevents any shorts, but won't burn like the plasti-dip in case there is a fire.

Great idea Prescador.

Tim

#12 freechip May 22, 2012 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Left Coast DJ (Post 21470125)
How do you take your Lipo batteries to the field?

The same way I got there with my planes, in a car or van.

#13 grimbeaver May 22, 2012 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Left Coast DJ (Post 21673307)
Started using one of these hard plastic lined insulated lunch box for taking my lipo's to the field. So far it's been working out great: http://www.lunchboxes.com/hardliner.html

Wow that's a fantastic idea. I actually have an old lunch cooler lying around. It's not hard but it's well insulated and decently rigid.

#14 cryhavoc38 May 22, 2012 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Left Coast DJ (Post 21673307)
Started using one of these hard plastic lined insulated lunch box for taking my lipo's to the field. So far it's been working out great: http://www.lunchboxes.com/hardliner.html

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/lunchboxshop_2209_7105107

now I'm hungry!

#15 grimbeaver May 22, 2012 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Left Coast DJ (Post 21673307)
Started using one of these hard plastic lined insulated lunch box for taking my lipo's to the field. So far it's been working out great: http://www.lunchboxes.com/hardliner.html

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/lunchboxshop_2209_7105107

Well if we're making smart comments.... What's the C rating on that soda?


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