Thread: Careful! Lipo Fires Are Real!!!!
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Old Aug 15, 2007, 03:21 PM
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my first lipo fire

I had my first lipo fire with a 3s pack out at the field during my formosa maiden. The fire was a result of my own mistake, I was using a hatpin to secure the canopy and pushed it down into the fully charged pack. The flames arent really visible in the photos, but they wre present and fairly substantial.

The pack went off like a firework, in stages. When the first cell went off it was really pumping and after about 15 seconds or so it dwindled, only to be followed by a maddening surge from cell number 2.

Please be safe with your lipos, I have a new outlook on how volatile they are.

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