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Multi-rotor help in Surrey?

Started by punkieys17, August 27, 2018, 20:55:53

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Hi everyone. I recently bought a Tarot multicopter and want to find someone/shop that can help me work out if its flyable and advise on simple things such as dealing with LIPOs - something I've never been near before. Any suggestions in the South East most welcome, Julian


I don't know about help in Surrey but perhaps if you said which tarot multicopter you have and perhaps post some pictures of it including good shots of the flight controller and it's wiring in general, people on here could probably advise you about how to get it working properly.  Try to include the receiver and let us know what radio you have too.

Lipos aren't such a terrible thing if you treat them properly.  They are pretty safe really.  Don't short them out, puncture or crush them let them get too hot (hot car) or use them if they are damaged.

Most importantly get a decent balance charger and don't charge them unattended outside of a charge bag.   Ideally charge them in a place that is fireproof.

I charge mine in a bag and have an open window/door nearby usually so if it all goes wrong hopefully I could chuck them out quick.  That's good enough for me.

You could make a charge bunker if you really are safety conscious.

I have never had one go on fire but it is not unknown.  This usually happens when they are charged to too high a voltage, for example if you parallel charged a few packs together and assumed all of them are 4 cell packs but you actually had a 3 cell pack mixed in with the 4 cell packs.  This would over-volt the 3 cell pack and cause thermal run-away...fire!  Also using a charger that isn't designed for LiPos is pretty dangerous.

I am pretty careful with them and almost always do 1c balance charge.  I do occasionally do a 3 c quick charge on them but only if I am in a big hurry and I watch them like a hawk.   I also try hard not to leave them alone when charging them.
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