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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:59 AM
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 05:40 AM
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'Prop in a slot' indoor full contact combat nurf design..........

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1366854
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 08:25 AM
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I searched around to verify my recollection from years ago, and salt bath seems to be a myth or at least not needed...do any manufacturers recommend doing so? Nobody recommends salt for laptop or other lithium batteries either...

Discharging is probably a good idea, and I suppose salt water might discharge them (if the tabs don't corrode off first). If you go through the trouble of salt water, spend another few minutes and measure the voltage before discarding them, if you're worried about it.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 08:32 AM
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I searched around to verify my recollection from years ago, and salt bath seems to be a myth or at least not needed...do any manufacturers recommend doing so? Nobody recommends salt for laptop or other lithium batteries either...

Discharging is probably a good idea, and I suppose salt water might discharge them (if the tabs don't corrode off first). If you go through the trouble of salt water, spend another few minutes and measure the voltage before discarding them, if you're worried about it.
I guess any shorting under safe conditions would have the same, desirable result: a battery without voltage potential.

But doing it with salt water takes care of both shorting and keeping it from catching fire (water...) so this might be why it's suggested.

A laptop battery is much harder to be punctured and have its plates shorted, e.g. while transferred to the disposal facility. Both the pack's hard plastic case and the cells' metal cases would have to be compromised. A lipo cell (even a soft pack) is much easier to get damaged...

That's just my view, I don't know if it's recommended by manufacturers or the optimum way to dispose of them but I do it..
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:04 AM
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salt bath seems to be a myth or at least not needed...
Fresh water from a tap will not short out DC batteries. Add salt and it acts as an electrolyte. This will discharge lipos overnight DEAD FLAT so you can put them in the garbage safely. The issue is the potential of shorting out and starting a fire. Just think about it, a dump full of methane gas and a lipo being run over by an earth mover. Hold on to your hard hat.................

Or, even you personal garbage might ignite under the right circumstances.

I use this principal in gold plating with salt and water, plus other secret ingredients, only in reverse, sort off.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:41 PM
Lets break some props :D
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early morning flight, spring last year..

Early Nutball Flight.AVI (6 min 37 sec)
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:48 PM
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2oz sq foot RC Fun

2oz sq foot wing loading looks like this..

2oz sq foot RC Fun (3 min 46 sec)


Next season will try a 1700kv on the same 2s batts, smaller prop, more power and revs 8x4 prop..more aerobatic? should be fun..

wanna try those wop..wop..wop thinggies Frank sez..
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Hey guys... just an observation, but you each seemed to quote different units for wingloading:

Terry -> oz / square FOOT
John -> oz / square INCH

2 oz / sqin is significantly greater than 2 oz / sqft ;-)

Just sayin... maybe some clarification?

Cheers,
J
My mistake here, I did mean oz/sqft. Sorry for the confusion, definitly not floaty at 2 oz/ sqin.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Here's my Underball, Jetball and Nutball II.
Underball is 3mm Depron. Jetball is two layers of foam board laminated with 3M77. Nutball is 9mm EPP. Got two more varients under construction which I'll post if they fly.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Well, well well..you kept those quiet!

I look forward to hear from you on those

Be ready for the JetBall.. mine went way faster than I could ever imagine..it's nearly ready to fly with some changes..

The JetBall needs low rates to fly at high speed BTW

And the Underball 14" is a lot of fun, you'll see.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:59 PM
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'Prop in a slot' indoor full contact combat nurf design..........

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1366854
Yeah... built that and we're just getting started here. Check out my channel - I'll be uploading a part 2 vid from this past Friday of the Imp combat soon. Actually, there's Imp vs. Imp and Imp vs. Mustang! Quite a hoot. Part 1 is already there.

Oh, and true to the thread, I have footage of my Nutball (aka Domino) in both parts - but you have to check out part 2... and watch for the Nutty Rescue ;-).

Here's the channel... stay tuned for part 2 shortly:

http://youtube.com/uberjay2

Cheers,
J
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:00 PM
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My mistake here, I did mean oz/sqft. Sorry for the confusion, definitly not floaty at 2 oz/ sqin.
No worries... just checking my brain was still working.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:39 PM
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good stuff there J, cool videos, thanks
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Thanks Jose! I'm just wrapping up the last part from Friday - the one with the most combat in it.

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Old Feb 06, 2013, 05:02 AM
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Yeah, sorry guys, meant oz./sq ft. too. built another airframe at 47g no rc gear or motor. aiming for max. 100g AUW.
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