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Old Aug 04, 2003, 12:56 PM
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Hi Ken,

This is terrible news and I'm also sorry to hear of your loss. I hope all will be replaced and you find yourself back up soon.

This definitely brings another reminder that Lithium-Polymer Technology, while relatively safe during recharge do not have any safety mechanism built into them during discharge or damage.

Sure the soft packaging addresses the venting/pressure build-up issue but by no means provides adequate mechanical protection, that is up to the end user. Perhaps this is a good time for all of us to start thinking about how to mechanically protect these cells - much like how we would wrap a receiver in a foam blanket.

Accidents/crashes do happen whether by pilot error, electronics failure or simply being 'shot down'. This is another wake-up call indeed.

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