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Old Apr 29, 2012, 04:01 PM
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How do you take your Lipo batteries to the field?


I usually just throw my Lipo batteries on the passenger car seat when going to the field. I probably should get a box for them. Ammo boxes seem like a favorite. What other readily available cases and bags would work for taking Lipo's to the flying field?
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 05:10 PM
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I usually just throw my Lipo batteries on the passenger car seat when going to the field. I probably should get a box for them. Ammo boxes seem like a favorite. What other readily available cases and bags would work for taking Lipo's to the flying field?
+1 for ammo box.
Old Apr 29, 2012, 05:24 PM
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I use a Lipo Sack for transporting, I keep them in a 50 cal ammo can at home.
Old Apr 29, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Clear plastic Plano box.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Ever since I had some magic smoke from one of my lipos I have been using this
Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:43 PM
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I use the ammo boxs as well and sprayed the inside with plasti-dip to prevent accidental shorts and took the seal out of the lid so it could vent.
Old Apr 30, 2012, 01:34 AM
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In LipoSacks then the bags go in a padded aluminum carry case.

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 02:37 AM
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Lipo Sack, the ammo cans are full

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 02:41 AM
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Local DIY shop.... for about $5 they have sectional plastic boxes that for me are perfect .... I can get my Lipo's, charge lead, Wattmeter in .... the B6 charger I leave outside the box and plug into car ...



And a double folding job for other gear like screwdrivers, spare props, blades etc.





Single ones again ..



I now have 4 of these .... set up for specific types of model. No need to carry all the gear now - I pick a box suitable for what goes that day.

I have created another LiPo box ... same as above - as my inventory grows. But the second one is more for the cables, leads, associated bits so freeing up space for the extra LiPo's in first box.
Old May 21, 2012, 01:53 PM
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Started using one of these hard plastic lined insulated lunch box for taking my lipo's to the field. So far it's been working out great: http://www.lunchboxes.com/hardliner.html

Old May 21, 2012, 08:40 PM
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I use the ammo boxs as well and sprayed the inside with plasti-dip to prevent accidental shorts and took the seal out of the lid so it could vent.
Excellent idea about removing the seal. I think the ammo can(sans seal), and a charging bag is about the best solution. Bag prevents any shorts, but won't burn like the plasti-dip in case there is a fire.

Great idea Prescador.

Tim
Old May 22, 2012, 07:28 AM
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How do you take your Lipo batteries to the field?
The same way I got there with my planes, in a car or van.
Old May 22, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Started using one of these hard plastic lined insulated lunch box for taking my lipo's to the field. So far it's been working out great: http://www.lunchboxes.com/hardliner.html
Wow that's a fantastic idea. I actually have an old lunch cooler lying around. It's not hard but it's well insulated and decently rigid.
Old May 22, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Started using one of these hard plastic lined insulated lunch box for taking my lipo's to the field. So far it's been working out great: http://www.lunchboxes.com/hardliner.html

now I'm hungry!
Old May 22, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Started using one of these hard plastic lined insulated lunch box for taking my lipo's to the field. So far it's been working out great: http://www.lunchboxes.com/hardliner.html

Well if we're making smart comments.... What's the C rating on that soda?


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