3 years ago
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
Thanks Dave for your valued advice
on this. You may remember it was you who encouraged me in the use of lipos in the first place- always grateful.
I tend to store my four lipos in storage mode but it's sometimes difficult to predict when one might want to use them, so in the summer they tend to be charged as and when. This might be the cause of my one puffy lipo. I am fastidious over charging and always find a job to do in the workshop when charging lipos and use a charging bag. I won't even leave an SLA battery
I have been told the best way to discharge of them is to dunk them in a bucket of water! Sounds a bit drastic to me but the gent who mentioned it is a very experienced flyer of many years standing. I think I might prefer the complete discharge with a light bulb method. interesting to know that lipos contain no harmful chemicals so I will check with my local recycling centre- still commonly referred to as the 'dump'.
Finally, I notice huge variations in prices for lipos- does anybody know if the quality is reflected in the price or is it more to do with economies of scale? I tend to think one usually gets what one pays for, but somebody may have direct experience to help.
Thanks again for the valuable input on this subject.