Originally posted by headless
s'why i only buy premade packs; i don't trust my meager soldering abilities with my life or my house...or my car... or my family's lives...
makes the 15$ it costs for a pack seem pretty cheap.
I consider myself an average in soldering skill, but both of the packs I made for my MM Cessna last spring balloned on me. They were the Kokam 560 cells out around that time. Since then I buy premade packs, just so I know they are done by someone who knows what they are doing. I never liked those tabs...just too close together.
I charge mine in a Pyrex baking dish and never store or transport them in the model. I am also on the lookout for a fire safe too. You never can be too carefull, but these stories should not keep people from using these wonderfull batteries just think about what you are doing before you do it.