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Old Oct 07, 2003, 01:40 PM
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"We as efliers have abused our cells from the beginning of eflight and the NiCd/NiHM's are fairly tolerant to this abuse and in a case of failure they usually just vent. Not so with LiPo's - they are very voltage sensitive. Overcharge these babies and fire is the most likely outcome. I will not risk my house/family in order to get 15min airtime instead of 5. To me the risk is not worth it.

Bottom line - I just dont trust LiPo's anymore. Maybe I'm just a sceptic "

And therein lies the issue. Lots of fires, some with very experienced modelers. I think this is beyond "filling your lawn mower with gas while having a cigarette hanging out of your mouth" as stated in another thread.

I also don't trust them. I'll wait.

IMHO, YMMV

Ken
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