Thread: Careful! Lipo Fires Are Real!!!!
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 07:44 PM
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These are pictures of my Giant Stinger that was setup for Electric Flight. We had 10 LiPo cells of 7400mah range. This plane ran a 24x12 prop and sucked about 95 amps constant. We had a cell burst while in flight and the plane actually was in flames on landing. These are what is left of the plane. Mind you the charger said the cells were charged perfect after charging. We let the batteries set for a few minutes after charge and took off. 1-1/2 minutes into the flight we saw a extremely dense smoke trail , at that point we knew we were in trouble. Good news is the skydiver on the bottom did jump for his life and was fine!!
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