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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:27 PM
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They had some old Sport beater plane last year. Then I sacrificed my EPP Extra to the orange balls......
Orange balls hee hee hee
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Then I sacrificed my EPP Extra to the orange balls......



Wish they would bring those back.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Had a near Lipo fire in the basement today while charging packs for Zarks FunFly.

Had two 4S 4000's plugged in to the iCharger via the Paraboard and the PPoles harness. Added the third pack and then noticed the connection got an orange glow down in the paraboard JST socket, then lots of smoke and the balance wires were melting and orange flame appeared on them in the middle. All the wires were melting and shorting together. Had about a 4 ft long by 2ft high cloud of smoke and my head was right in the middle of it, inhaled some for sure. Fortunately it wasn't the Lipo smoke, just burning and melting plastic.

I grabbed the Balance connector quickly below the flame and jerked if from the board. Got the PPole off so it was isolated. Batt was not hot. Flame went out.

Grabbed my Auto Bulb Discharger adaptor rig and ran upstairs out to the porch. Grabbed a 50 Cal Ammo box on the way. Set it up on the edge of the patio and closed the lid with the bulb hanging out. It took 45 minutes before it dimmed. The pack puffed some, but had prevented the pack from igniting by getting it off the Paraboard. Suspecting there was a short under that Balance Port.

The Paraboard has a lifted copper trac and melted board around the first two connectors. I still charged with it all afternoon, but not near those two ports. It stinks bad like burnt electronics always do.

Ordered a new 40A Paraboard from EP Buddy tonight. The Std. one was only 20A. Down to only two 4S 4000's now, but it is end of season so not that big of deal right now.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Dang fire is not good I have been using the squid cables instead of my paraboard. They work good so far.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Glad to hear it didn't turn out worse for ya.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:00 PM
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what plane was it?
It looked like maybe an old Goldberg model..(I think that's what it's called)
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Maiden video thanks for all your help Joe
3dhs 72" Extra 330 Maiden Flight flown by Joe Smith (1 min 49 sec)
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Maiden video thanks for all your help Joe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAzt0hNzGaY
Can you change the setting so I can watch it on mobile?
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:07 PM
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Dang fire is not good I have been using the squid cables instead of my paraboard. They work good so far.
From Red Lobster???
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:13 PM
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From Red Lobster???
Dip them in shrimp sauce and plug it in I don't know what the real name is
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Can you change the setting so I can watch it on mobile?
It won't let me change it
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Anyone want to fly on RF?
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Anyone want to fly on RF?
Yeah I'll host for a little while.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Yeah I'll host for a little while.
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Ill come in a bit.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Here are a couple of vids of my maiden flight of my disco ball. One vid my good friend is flying it


Mike knife edge over I.E with gaser (1 min 6 sec)



Eran flying MLD 35 by Cermark gas plane (4 min 47 sec)
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