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That thing looks to be a real beast! Do you fly helis?

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texaspyro wrote:
That’s me in the photo… and no photoshopping was done… for an idea of the scale, I’m around 500 feet from the, uhhh, event…

!http://imageshack.us/a/img705/9036/firepillar.jpg!

Wow, what is that you are running from?!

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Chloe wrote:
Wow, what is that you are running from?!

Actually, I am standing still. It is a rocket powered by a “K” class rocket motor. The sparks are from titanium shavings mixed with the propellent.

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texaspyro wrote:
Actually, I am standing still. It is a rocket powered by a “K” class rocket motor. The sparks are from titanium shavings mixed with the propellent.

Oh wow! Well, it looks spectacular!

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texaspyro wrote:

Actually, I am standing still. It is a rocket powered by a “K” class rocket motor. The sparks are from titanium shavings mixed with the propellent.

You, sir, are a crazy mad man with an inclination towards super-performance cool things! I’d love to see your garage J)

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Does the little cat help charge ?

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Didn't want to open a new thread so I will ask here:

I want to buy Turnigy Accucel-6 50W, anyone have a discount code maybe?

Thanks

 

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The only way I’ve known to get a discount from HobbyKing is to open the page up with the charger. Dont put it in your shopping basket. Let the page sit open and sometimes you get a popup in the bottom right hand off your screen with a reduced price. Good luck.

 

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Yes, I noticed that on several occasions, but no discount now, I left that page an hour or more sitting open, they would probably only give me 2$ or so anyway...

 

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texaspyro wrote:
I just got in one of these… Party Dual channel with up to 10 lipo cells per channel, can charge at up to 70 amps… You can also charge on one channel and discharge on the other at the same time. I’m driving it with a 28V/11A supply (but have a 28V/60 amp one if I need more juice)

http://www.progressiverc.com/icharger-4010duo.html

I wonder what an UltraFire cell will do if charged at 70 amps? J)

So are you satisfied with this? It’s on my list since I bought the iCharger 106B+ but I don’t need just yet. Most probably I want to buy it because it looks cool…………oh over-consumption disease.

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So are you satisfied with this?

Yes, it’s a very nice charger. I have not had much time to play with all its gory features, and so far I have only driven it with a 300 watt power supply.

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It’s not cheap but as my LiPo collection builds up (as well as my don 5 now) it’s certainly on my radar. We also plan on some RC toys so I think this does the job perfect.

What I am on the process of doing right now is finding a place indoors for unattended charging with safety measures in place. Probably within a metal cabinet just outside my playroom where no wood or flammables are close by and is also close to my desk.

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Hey guys, I just discharged a 18650 Battery with 3A… After the 3V cutoff the battery was very very hot… You can still hold it in your hands, but it was nearly so hot, that you cant touch it.

Is this normal? Or should I throw this battery away? Now 15min later, its nearly cold again and shows 3.7V at the multimeter

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DasEtwas, what was the brand or make of the battery. If its a high quality battery like a Panasonic or Sanyo then it should not get that hot maybe warm (if older and used) to the touch but not hot. If its getting hot it may have built up a high internal resistance and you should considering tossing it. With prices like fasttech has its not worth the risk to me. If it gets to hot it can go into thermal runaway and go poof.
http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/lithium_ion_safety_concerns

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It was a himax.. And yes it has about 270m Ohm internal resistance.. I checked now a xtar 18700 with Sanyo inside which measure 160m Ohm. It gets good warm too, but not really hot.

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In the malsnodels pics it shows 14, 16, 20 and smaller. What do you want such big leads for?? are you charging A123’s @ 20amps?

  

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I like the thick leads for their lower resistance. The mains plug actually fits perfectly into the sockets of a DMM Wink

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