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Old Feb 22, 2012, 09:09 PM
Foam Is Where The Heart Is.
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Progress!!

Finally!!
I got me a new 60w soldering iron. Not only did I solder my BEC Pro to my Ice 100 for my slick but also soldered new esc and deans for my SHP which I've had for close to 2 years and never flown. I rock. So far that's 3 of my 5 3DHS planes in the air. Next is my newly acquired 62 Osiris. Motrofly went into the Slice and the Scorpion is going in the Osiris.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Badass you did get an Osiris. I got just some wings for my backup Osiris so i am good to go.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 09:41 PM
Foam Is Where The Heart Is.
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I sure did. A NIB red 62". Just needs a cowl.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 10:35 PM
3D, 1D at a time!
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Just curious... How tempature sensitive are lipos? Does anyone keep em' outside? Mine are in my garage...
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 11:05 PM
Foam Is Where The Heart Is.
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I had mine in my shop and the a/c went out without me knowing. When I went to get my batteries the next time, they were all nice and puffy-all of them. So to answer your question, I believe they are.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 11:10 PM
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I had mine in my shop and the a/c went out without me knowing. When I went to get my batteries the next time, they were all nice and puffy-all of them. So to answer your question, I believe they are.
So.... Store inside the house?
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 11:17 PM
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If it doesn't get above 85 in your garage you should be alright. I store mine inside in a dutch oven (only cause I have no ammo can). Inside is cool as long as you store them somewhere safe like a ammo can or a heavy duty pot or pan with a lid.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Don't store them in air tight ammo cans, or bags, or anything that can't vent pressure. Also, I believe they are supposed to be very stable when not in use.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 08:27 AM
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If it doesn't get above 85 in your garage you should be alright. I store mine inside in a dutch oven (only cause I have no ammo can). Inside is cool as long as you store them somewhere safe like a ammo can or a heavy duty pot or pan with a lid.
Going between 80 and 45ish so I guess I'll be good til' summer! Who's ready for the 100 degree weather?
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Going between 80 and 45ish so I guess I'll be good til' summer! Who's ready for the 100 degree weather?
We got close yesterday ! 87 SuPPosed to be the same today
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:00 AM
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We got close yesterday ! 87 SuPPosed to be the same today
We're only hitting 70s
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Just curious... How tempature sensitive are lipos? Does anyone keep em' outside? Mine are in my garage...
Chad, kEEp 'em inside for sure. Lipo sack would be ideal. Also, lipos nEEd to be 'exercised' regularly ! Gooder example....my 7S hyperions sat (inside/inside ammo box) for over a month, at storage voltage, and the next time I flew 'em (charged...of course ), one 'pooped' out @ the 5 min. time limit ! I was lucky cause I was on a cricket field and had no problem landing.
So, make sure and charge, fLY, store...charge....etc. Or, lather...rinse, repeat
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Just curious... How tempature sensitive are lipos? Does anyone keep em' outside? Mine are in my garage...
If they are stored at 110F and above, they will puff, and I heard the magic number of 140F they will go unstable.

I store mine in a vented ammo can in the house. The cooler they are the longer they will last as they cooler temperature will slow down the aging process, but do no freeze them either.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Battery Storage

The most important thing about battery storage is voltage. They NEED to be stored at "storage voltage" which is about 3.85 volts. Most battery chargers will have a "storage mode" and will charge or discharge the batteries as required to get them there.

Next important is temperature but to a lesser degree. I keep mine in the house although I really don't know how important temperature is.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 09:33 AM
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When you cheat death, death sometimes fights BACK !

Detailed story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ing-cliff.html


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