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Old 07-23-2010, 09:02 PM
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Thought I'd pass this warning on.

I just received an airplane from Hobby Lobby with lipo's included. Right there in the manual is a warning that warns the following:

"DO NOT drive a nail into the battery, strike it with hammer or apply excessive weight to the battery."

Wow, just when I thought lipo's were safe

Sad that they felt the need to add that warning. Guess it helps keep lawsuits down when some dummy says that he didn't know

So PUT DOWN THOSE HAMMERS!

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Old 07-23-2010, 09:07 PM
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OK, I'll put away the nails and just use velcro like everybody else
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:09 PM
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Dang I never lost a lipo when nailing them in looks like I have to go back to that lousy velcro.

Yes it is law suite happy folks that make companies have to put up ridicules warnings. Like coffe is hot may cause burns go figure something hot can cause burns.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:11 PM
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..............maybe if I just use a small nail
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:15 PM
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Once I read a translated warning: if windy do not crash
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:13 PM
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i can understand not using the nails....that just plain dumb!use screwsto mount your lipos in your planes.

but who doesn't use a hammer to install your battery???i use a 22oz house framing hammer when my lipos have swollen 3 times there normal size due to running over them when used as wheel chocks at the Field parking lot. doesn't everyone stack weight on their lipos when not in use,gotta stop that swelling.








please,follow all instructions provided with lipos and their useage.........opps,what instructions.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:41 PM
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Well, I don't know about you guys but when I install mine, I use a BFP

That's "Big F'-ing Pounder"
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by cliffh View Post
Thought I'd pass this warning on.

I just received an airplane from Hobby Lobby with lipo's included. Right there in the manual is a warning that warns the following:

"DO NOT drive a nail into the battery, strike it with hammer or apply excessive weight to the battery."

Wow, just when I thought lipo's were safe

Sad that they felt the need to add that warning. Guess it helps keep lawsuits down when some dummy says that he didn't know

So PUT DOWN THOSE HAMMERS!

Cliff
Years ago a local lawnmower manufacturer had two of their dimwit customers pickup a running rotary lawnmower by its wheels, and tried to trim a hedge with it. The results were not pretty.

You guessed it, they sued the manufacturer, and won.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:47 AM
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Dont get me started....
But now to get back on topic
Hitachi air nailer....framing 3 1/4" . A much better chance to clear the area before things break bad.
Also never run over your batteries even if they are still inside your plane...just not a good practice.
Microwave... a good place to store lipos methinks...hmmmmmmm
think of all the warnings that we havent heard yet. I believe I'm getting a headache.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by capn chaos View Post
Dont get me started....
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Microwave... a good place to store lipos methinks...hmmmmmmm
think of all the warnings that we havent heard yet. I believe I'm getting a headache.
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There's an idea. I've heard that lipos work better when they are warm

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Old 07-24-2010, 01:11 PM
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As Jeff Foxworthy would say...

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Old 07-24-2010, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by philipa_240sx View Post
As Jeff Foxworthy would say...
The point is still the same, but the quote if from Bill Engval, not Jeff Foxworthy.

Jeff would just use duct tape on the battery.

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Old 07-28-2010, 07:19 PM
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Funny thread! This reminds me of a job I was on about ten years ago. I am an electrician, I was working in a real estate office and I noticed in the basement someone had fastened 14-2 romex wire with brass tacks. They very carefully drove the tacks exactly in the center of the wire, of course that is the way to do it, that is where the "harmless" ground wire is. I showed the real estate agent and she didnt seem impressed with my find, she never had me replace it! Hey if it aint broke(burned) dont fix it. That reminds me of what I just found in my own work shop this week. The AC quit this week, it figures we had a record breaking heat wave this month. this is what I found in the wall. (good thing it wasnt a LiPo mouse!)
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:46 AM
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As Jeff Foxworthy would say...
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