So yesterday in our 4 wheel mod main, we had a mod truck running with us. About 3 minuets into the main, we heard something that sounded like a M80 going off in the building(indoor offroad track). Everyone stopped on the track and all we saw was the truck sitting in the middle of the track and smoking.
Looks like one of the cells did not vent and just exploded. The area where the 3rd cell was melted on the chassis and cracked it. The battery was brand new and it was the 4th run on it.. I guess they are going to try to get a hold of the manufacture to see what they can do about it..lol
Please excuse the crappy resolution on the pics, all I had was my camera phone, but it gets the point across
A guy at our track had a receiver pack blow up like that in his toolbox on the way to the track. Probably a short caused by something metalic coming in contact with it.
I had a nicad blow up on me years ago during charging. It sounded like a gun went off in the house. A piece of the cell was all the way across the room. Failure to vent properly? Glad my face wasn't over it at the time.
While charging is something ALOT different than being in use. In charging it is generally an operator error. To me, that pack looked like a pre-assembled match pack which could be a problem with the soldering. Like was said earlier as well, the pack could have shorted out but that should have given some radio issues, not an exploding pack.
I'm interested to see what the results of talking with the matcher are.