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Old Jan 21, 2015, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron van Sommeren View Post
A ship on the beach is a lighthouse to the sea.

Vriendelijke groeten Ron
BTW: I said in another later thread that the Netherlands ALSO contributes to EU costs. So I do pay attention
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Old Jan 25, 2015, 07:41 PM
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Just saw this thread & saw also that it had lost direction so here's a piccy to get it back on track of a LiPo fire that ended my glider. Was flying along nicely then all of a sudden I saw it trailing white smoke, the rest is history! Luckily it didn't start a fire in the surrounding long grass!!!...phew!

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Old Jan 25, 2015, 10:53 PM
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Found the best thermal ever, did ya?
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 06:50 PM
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It was a hotliner.... heh
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 04:24 PM
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I had a metal bucket with a bunch of old lipo batteries sitting on my garage floor. After reading here (Hoppy?) that they can still be holding charge i went out and checked and sure enough, even after sitting there for 3 years some still had plenty of charge. I am following Mark Woods suggestion on discharging with the NIHM discharge setting and it is working fine. Every battery is different with some discharging at .2 and some at .5 amps. One even got hot right at the end when it got to .5 volts and shot up to 1 volt. A couple of 2 cell batteries showed 7 volts on my voltmeter and when hooked to the charger it showed 7 volts and went 0 in 10 seconds. Sticking a screwdriver through them to make sure and they had 0 volts before I gave them the death blow because nothing happened. I could just stick the screwdriver in them but that smoke that comes out is nasty! I have followed this thread for years and it has really taught me to respect the power in these batteries. I used to take the safety pretty lightly, but not after some of the accidents that I have witnessed and reading this thread. Thanks Hoppy and Mark Wood for advice. I feel much better on how I handle them now then when I started 7 years ago.
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