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Jun 16, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaw1000
No go so far, on the strapping tape...I took CA and put strapping tape on top of that, let it dry
and pulled very hard. It did not move at all. I then tried again and made tape longer...wrapped the long tail around screwdriver( like a T-Handle) and pulled as hard as I could with fuse between my legs....it did not budge.
Both tries the tap eventually came off of battery. The plastic wrap ripped off the first try.
this could only happen to me....errrr
Huh...well that sucks. Do you have a needle applicator that you could put some light oil in, like 3:1? I'm wondering if you drip a bit of oil down the sides of the battery and place it nose down for awhile, then try again with duct tape.

The concern I have is I don't know how lithium batteries respond to oil, but if everything else fails, you may have to try potentially less-safe options, although the oil may NOT be less safe, I just don't have a clue.

If you try it, be sure you don't put oil where the tape will go (duh), and don't hang it in a way that will allow the oil to wick to where the tape will go (double duh).

Perhaps others can chime in on whether this is completely stupid idea or not.
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Jun 16, 2012, 11:57 PM
Sure it'll work
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I'm wondering if you could use a heatgun around the area you suspect it's wedged the tightest to sorta get that very hard fuse to loosen it's grip on the lipo. The inside of these fuses are kinda rough in places, so it can grip pretty good. If the edges of the lipo get warm, it should soften up some too.

Re-apply the tape, and heat all the way around....wiggle/pull.....heat...wiggle/pull........ It could take some time.......
Jun 17, 2012, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Flyextreme
I think I just may have something for you. Check your PMs.
Sounds like you might have a Killer Jacko mount......That would be Way Cool.
Jun 17, 2012, 01:24 AM
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Can you squeeze any part of the nose where the battery is? If there is any loose space, squeezing it should loosen the rest of it .....
Jun 17, 2012, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by GregG
Can you squeeze any part of the nose where the battery is? If there is any loose space, squeezing it should loosen the rest of it .....
These fuses are virtually unsqueezable....very hard....not your everyday fuse lay-up
Jun 17, 2012, 03:24 AM
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Can you remove the spinner, and motor bolts and give the shaft a push at the same time as a pull on the tape?

Will put your esc in danger depending on where you have it... Last ditch effort
Jun 17, 2012, 05:25 AM
extraordinary magnitude
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Is the ESC still connected?
Jun 17, 2012, 12:03 PM
They call me Crash!
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ESC is still connected....I don't think pushing the motor shaft will help at all as this thing is
really really suck in there.

I'm thinking of cutting the vent hole on top a little longer and trying to pry/push battery while pulling. There is no wiggling at all, it simply is not moving at all.

I can see where it actually contoured the fuse into the shape of the lipo.

Last resort is to cut the fuse on one side to give relief and then pull, epoxy fuse back together.
Jun 17, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaw1000
There is no wiggling at all, it simply is not moving at all.

I can see where it actually contoured the fuse into the shape of the lipo.
If the lipo was "warm/soft" when happened, getting it, and the fuse, pliable again with heat, just might work. Go slow, and give the heat time to migrate to the interior. At this point it's worth a shot before doing surgery.
Last edited by Flyextreme; Jun 17, 2012 at 05:04 PM.
Jun 17, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VooDoo Child
Sounds like you might have a Killer Jacko mount......That would be Way Cool.
Yes I do, and it's your's. No sense in letting it go to waste.

jacko, thanks again

Bill
Jun 17, 2012, 02:00 PM
They call me Crash!
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I will try the heat thing...thanks for suggestion!
Jun 18, 2012, 06:56 PM
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SUSA will have my RFM 14.5X14,2-Hyperion MG servos for the flaps (yes,i lost sleep,so changed my mind),and a few other Goodies here soon-that will be everything...Oh,and mount....Time to get to work on my first Warmish-Hot Liner ....I must say,i am pretty damn excited right now. Doug
Jun 18, 2012, 07:18 PM
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NOW i do not know why,but when i look at that Kira sitting next to the X-Plane,this is all that comes to mind
Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back (4 min 36 sec)
Jun 18, 2012, 07:23 PM
You down with EPP?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VooDoo Child
SUSA will have my RFM 14.5X14,2-Hyperion MG servos for the flaps (yes,i lost sleep,so changed my mind),and a few other Goodies here soon-that will be everything...Oh,and mount....Time to get to work on my first Warmish-Hot Liner ....I must say,i am pretty damn excited right now. Doug
What cell and C rating are those Sky Lipos sitting next to it?

Are those the extremely rare 4S 40C?????

If so, I am jealous. You have no idea how long I have been trying to get those.
Jun 19, 2012, 12:35 AM
Chillaxin dude!
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looking good voodo!


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