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Old 05-15-2013, 03:55 PM
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I have seen many a e flyer come out to fly with a card board box of lipos . Some toss them in a flight box and get the ones that are out of juice mixed up with the ones that still are fully charged. Most here know iam a cheap so i buy alot of my tools and anything else i can find at garage sales and flea markets . I hit a garage sale last year and found this case for fishing lures for 3 bucks ,its double sided and has compartments to hold my lipos in . Now i can fill up one side with full charged lipos and when they are used i can put them in the other side. I have also seen many a flyer short there lipos out on tools or screws in the flight box and this lure case will stop that . I dont know how much they cost new but its out of thick plastic and cant cost that much new. For those of you like me who have ALOT of lipos they make these cases bigger or carry 2 like i do . joe
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:44 PM
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BTW if you long lipos won't fit in the slots just cut the plastic devider and glue a piece of foam to make the right size. While we are talking about foam ,you can get big chunks of foam from packing boxes or i get 2 inch thick sheets for building or making canopy molds for my planes so i use a scrap piece for my tools on my work bench. It helps keep your work bench clean and its easy to see the right tool that you need to grab. You can even carve out some holes to hold you glue containers but iam to lazy for that.lol joe
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:44 PM
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Great Ideas there Joe.
I use 2 ammo cans, from the Army Surplus store, One is painted green, good to go, and the other is painted red, for nope used up, I lined them with soft foam so they would not arc out by chance. Works great for me.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishbonez View Post
Great Ideas there Joe.
I use 2 ammo cans, from the Army Surplus store, One is painted green, good to go, and the other is painted red, for nope used up, I lined them with soft foam so they would not arc out by chance. Works great for me.
I charge mine in a army ammo can but its nice to have them seperated in their own space with the lure box. joe
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:06 PM
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Oh I bet and pretty convenient I am sure.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:35 PM
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They use to have army surplus stores here but for some reason they dont have them anymore. My ammo cans are from WW2 .lol joe
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:37 PM
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Gander Mtn. carries them. They're like 20 bucks though.
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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
They use to have army surplus stores here but for some reason they dont have them anymore. My ammo cans are from WW2 .lol joe
They are getting harder to find these days
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I would have thought that Gander mountain would carry them but iam sure that some of the big box stores carry them too hopefully cheaper. I read a thread not to long ago about how fragle lipos are and any bump or bang can cause salt deposits to start there, giving you less time on you exspencive lipo's so even at 20 bucks it might save you from buying new ones to soon. joe
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Lipo care http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...61&postcount=1
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:32 AM
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I have mine stored at home in an old bus driver's cash tin.
The lipos i'm using are carried in a lipo bag.Once charged,I wrap a velcro strip around the pack.No strap=empty pack.
I use the straps that tie computer wire bundles together.You can pick them up at $2 shops.
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Originally Posted by DHC Beaver View Post
I have mine stored at home in an old bus driver's cash tin.
The lipos i'm using are carried in a lipo bag.Once charged,I wrap a velcro strip around the pack.No strap=empty pack.
I use the straps that tie computer wire bundles together.You can pick them up at $2 shops.
Thats as good as any way to do it. I have heard of people putting collored tape on lipos also ,no tape used battery. I have also heard of people buying cheap fire proof safes or fire proof file cabinets at big box stores to store lipos in at home in case one wants to catch fire it cant travel far inside one . je
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:33 PM
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Been using similar for ages .... I have 1 marked 3S and another marked 4S / 5S ....

As said - cut partitions to suit.



There is a slightly more expensive version that has partitions that slide into slots to adjust - but I prefer the fixed type.

I have also a double opener that caters for my tools / spares ...





But it has since broken the joiner and I now use as separate boxes.

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Old 05-17-2013, 03:37 PM
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Its nice to see great minds think alike .lol joe
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:24 PM
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I am one of those with a cardboard box. But I bring along bunch of rubber bands that I put around the used up packs to differentiate between them.
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I use a small igloo insulated cooler. When it's closed, it seals out the O2.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:33 PM
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Every one has a different way to carry their lipos and i was not making fun of cardboard boxes,just putting out a easy way to carry them for the new flyers before they get alot of lipos and grab a box.lmao I use to carry mine in my transmitter case under the foam but i only had two 3 cell 5000 packs then. Its amazing how short of a time it takes to end up with a bunch of lipos and more e-planes tho. joe
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With a crappy retirement plan, I might be living in a cardboard box ! LOL
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