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Old 02-26-2010, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default Lipo Fire

We've all heard...lipo fires ARE real.

3S 2200 mah pack, I dont know what happened, perhaps charged a 1c max pack at 2c like the rest of my packs...

my house burned down tonight because of it.

http://ozarksfirst.com/content/video/?cid=239142

Entire house gone...i have no more helis, clothes, planes, nothing...
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:13 AM   #2
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Sorry for your loss I hope your insurance will cover it. I hope your ferret got out OK too.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:15 AM   #3
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The ferret died.

We don't know where they got that information.

I can't believe I burned my house down and nearly killed my family over not monitoring a lipo charge...please take this into consideration.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:19 AM   #4
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Yea, I never leave my batts unattended while they a charging. I also charge them in a lipo sack for extra security.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:25 AM   #5
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I'm living proof for the safety minded...otherwise you live everything..and pets and possibly people die...at least we got the dogs out, cat out, us out, and most importantly our daughter out...who still doesn't understand where her toys went.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:29 AM   #6
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Well the most important things were saved, you and your family. The other things can be replaced.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:32 AM   #7
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Exactly right...
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:29 AM   #8
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Very sorry to hear the bad news. I am very happy to hear all your family got out safe, sorry to hear you lost your pet.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:35 AM   #9
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VERY sorry to hear that. Just to confirm, did that happen during the charging?
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:42 AM   #10
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Man, my thoughts are with you and your family, glad you all made it out safe.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:51 AM   #11
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I am SO glad that you and your family are safe. The rest (other than your ferret) is just "stuff".
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:59 AM   #12
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Sorry for your loss. How old is your daughter? I also have a daughter and might be able to help out with some cloths/toys. God knows she has enough. PM me, I would be glad to help.

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Old 02-26-2010, 06:07 AM   #13
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:08 AM   #14
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sorry for your loss. Glad you and the family is safe. very sobering indeed. I never charge my lipos unattended and this backs that up. perhaps you can start a fund raiser or something. I'm not rich or anything but would like to donate something.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:10 AM   #15
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Sorry to hear about your loss. That is just terrible. I always monitor my batts while charging. Your loss has made me decide on safety first, as i will find or make a charging vault-or at least a lipo-sack.
Glad you are all safe.
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sorry for your loss. Glad you and the family is safe. very sobering indeed. I never charge my lipos unattended and this backs that up. perhaps you can start a fund raiser or something. I'm not rich or anything but would like to donate something.
I've asked Will James if this would be possible. ie set up a donation sticky with paypal or something...
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:14 AM   #17
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Check with your local Fire Department and see if they have a "after the fire" program. The department I work for does and it helps victims far beyond what the red cross does.

While all this sux, it is all replaceable glad to know that you guys made it out safe.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:19 AM   #18
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I'm sorry to hear about your loss!

What brand of battery and charger did you use? Perhaps we can learn something from this.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:44 AM   #19
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That sucks! Please more info. Type of charger, power supply, battery brand. Was it crashed. etc.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:05 AM   #20
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Man that's horrible. Will redouble my efforts as well. Glad your family is safe. Let us know what kind of things you could use. What were the favorite toys lost by your girl. Would like to help. Don't be afraid to let folks know what you lost and what you need.
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