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Old 01-31-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Anybody got any ideas on a less expensive alternative for a safe lipo sack? $25-$30 is a total rip off, when I'm sure my local Ace, or Home Depot has the same material for pennies!!

Anyway, just curious as to what you guys have seen/used that will work.

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How often do people see lipo fires or explosions track side?

We don't use liposacks and since we started racing lipos last fall the only fires and explosions have been from the few guys left running nihms..... IP and IB cells of course
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Have a ROAR legal lipo and charge it below 2C on a name brand charger and your odds of going critical near zilch.
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If you have a Harbor Freight near you they sell a fire safe document bag for like $9 i think and its the same exact thing as the lipo sack. alot of people here use them. we even set off a small 800mah 2cell for my heli in it to test it and it didnt do anything to the bag cept make it smell LOL
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If you have a Harbor Freight near you they sell a fire safe document bag for like $9 i think and its the same exact thing as the lipo sack. alot of people here use them. we even set off a small 800mah 2cell for my heli in it to test it and it didnt do anything to the bag cept make it smell LOL
I like that, a real world test of a cheaper alternative to verify safety and value. Thanks for the post!
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aren't ammo boxes made out of metal?
and doesn't metal conduct electricity?
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If you have a Harbor Freight near you they sell a fire safe document bag for like $9 i think and its the same exact thing as the lipo sack. alot of people here use them. we even set off a small 800mah 2cell for my heli in it to test it and it didnt do anything to the bag cept make it smell LOL
great idea
seems to be so many companies making the lipo sacks and slamming the rc'ers on the price of something that really should be a cheap item
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If you have a Harbor Freight near you they sell a fire safe document bag for like $9 i think and its the same exact thing as the lipo sack. alot of people here use them. we even set off a small 800mah 2cell for my heli in it to test it and it didnt do anything to the bag cept make it smell LOL
Those bags are a good alternate, exept that all that were purchased and used at my local track came apart at the seam on the side. But it does make putting the batterys in easier, as I can in in from the top or now from the side!!
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Anyway,

thanks for the ideas! I might go with a cheap steel box (ammo box, or cash box), line it with some soft, fire retardent material, and use it to transport batteries and such to and from the track.

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My plan as well. I have yet to go the lipo route but when I do I all ready have a small ammo box lined with a piece of kevlar ready to go. All obtained free from work.
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Anybody got any ideas on a less expensive alternative for a safe lipo sack? $25-$30 is a total rip off, when I'm sure my local Ace, or Home Depot has the same material for pennies!!

Anyway, just curious as to what you guys have seen/used that will work.

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There isn't one listed on the Harbor Freight site but the results I got from Google for "fire document bag" are all rated to 1000 degrees F....how hot does a lipo fire burn?

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