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Old Apr 03, 2011, 09:05 PM
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UPS plane crash under investigation for Li-Poly batteries

This may be the turning point for cheap shipping of Li-Poly batteries.

Apparently this plane had many Li-Pos onboard. None of which were registered as hazardous.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110404/...Vwb3J0bGl0aGl1
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 09:41 PM
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You are probably right.
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 10:12 PM
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Maybe this will force companies to try and make lipo batteries that don't catch fire.
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 11:38 PM
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No lithium batteries in checked luggage

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/tr...hium_batteries
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 02:27 AM
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its only a matter of time until shipping lipos comes to a stop
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 07:58 AM
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The article says "The ban affects shipments of non-rechargeable lithium batteries, such as those made by Energizer Holdings Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co.'s Duracell brand."

That's non-rechargeable.
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 08:02 AM
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We think Lipos are expensive in the states now? Wait till they are ban from overseas shipping. The US distributors are going to have a field day!! We will be going back to rubber band power.
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 08:20 AM
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If they are banned then watch how fast the manufacturers correct the problem.
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 10:10 AM
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If they are banned then watch how fast the manufacturers correct the problem.
Exactly. We're Americans and when a hole that large opens in a market, it'll get plugged tout suite.

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