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Aug 26, 2011, 06:27 PM
jofro
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"FIRE-FIRE-FIRE" Mayday-Mayday


After this experience I will make sure to have fire extinguisher always on hand! Yesterday just prior too take off, fire initiated in my ESC with two large 6S packs only few inches from it. But then again when you play with the gadgets concealing programmable printed circuitry in very confined spaces with 100+ amp currents the things can go wrong. Even the full size airliners fall off the sky from time to time killing hundreds of people due to similar failures, Joe.
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Aug 26, 2011, 06:37 PM
Ginger or MaryAnn ??
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Full sized aircraft use ESCs too?
Aug 26, 2011, 06:44 PM
Detroit 2-stroke junkie
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Gotta ask:
Who made the plane?
What brand electronics are in it?
Aug 26, 2011, 06:57 PM
Lipo abuser ... smoke on!
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Oh man, that sucks!! On the bright side, you can go even bigger on the next one now

Don
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Aug 26, 2011, 07:31 PM
MAAC SAVED RC!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1320fastback
Gotta ask:
Who made the plane?
What brand electronics are in it?
im just guessing here....CC120 esc

Man! what an impression it left on the field. Just the batts and the fan left!

Kinda spooky in a way.

sorry for your loss
Aug 26, 2011, 07:43 PM
Cajun-American
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Saw the FIRE! heading and thought, What has sherlock done now?
Aug 26, 2011, 07:54 PM
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that sux, looks repairable though.
Last edited by Flip Flop; Aug 26, 2011 at 08:04 PM.
Aug 26, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Sorry for your loss but if that was a Castle ESC they warned us!
Aug 26, 2011, 08:18 PM
Hawk Fanatic
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jofro
After this experience I will make sure to have fire extinguisher always on hand! Yesterday just prior too take off, fire initiated in my ESC with two large 6S packs only few inches from it. But then again when you play with the gadgets concealing programmable printed circuitry in very confined spaces with 100+ amp currents the things can go wrong. Even the full size airliners fall off the sky from time to time killing hundreds of people due to similar failures, Joe.
Thanks Debbie Downer.
Aug 26, 2011, 09:41 PM
jofro
Don't panic Guys, it was not CC, Joe.
Aug 27, 2011, 05:16 AM
You win again gravity!
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Relax, airliners are designed to 1 in 1x10^9 probability of critical system failure. Slightly better than our ESCs!
Aug 27, 2011, 06:09 AM
Neil Jarvis
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I had a similar incident with a Schulze XL40.160, it happened about 2 mins after connection but in my case it was right next to me so I managed to get the packs out. Feel for your loss, I had a plane that looked a bit like that.
Aug 27, 2011, 08:07 AM
Aka: Tom Jenkins
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I feel for you Jo, lots of innovation up in smoke.
I do like how the battery's fanned out, you have a closer pic?
Now I know why golfers carry around a box of green sand.....
Aug 27, 2011, 10:18 AM
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What's going on? All of a sudden i'm seeing fires. Yes there were issues back in the early days of lipo, till everyone got used to the limitations and characteristics of the lipo world. THIS seems to be something else again. I guess i'm setting things up on the test bench and really giving it a workout before installing in my current project. a HV-120 was slated but i may install an older HV-110 i have sitting around.
Aug 27, 2011, 01:32 PM
High Dynamic Thrust
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boogie_
Saw the FIRE! heading and thought, What has sherlock done now?
LOL thought the same thing! LOL

good pics!


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