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Battery Storage Box = Happy Wife

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Fan-tom, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Fan-tom

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    After the wife read about the potential for LIPO fires it was made clear to me that continued marital bliss moving foward would only be possible by having a fire resistant battery storage solution. So off to the Army/Navy Store for an ammo box. I built the separators by using 2 pieces of 1/2 inch sheetrock. Sandwiched between them is a layer of 3 hour fire rated sealant. I then applied a coat of the fire rated sealant over the entire surface area of the sheetrock as well as filling the edges. I drilled holes into the top of the box for venting. A once over twice by the little lady and I was cleared for flight time. Though I may never have a battery turn into a Roman candle, my better half will sleep a little better at night knowing there is some protection around them. Happy wife, happy life.
     

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  2. HD pilot

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    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots - DJI Phantom Forum1443212907.668028.jpg I picked this one up at Chisel beach ;) works a treat
     
  3. jephoto

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    Sounds like an excellent solution.
     
  4. Dronason

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    I added a smoke detector to get a warning in case something happen. It has a magnet fixation.
    Maybe it will not last very long if fire start but from I have seen on youtube, there are in most of case first some smoke before real fire.
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  5. Quadcopter102

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    Brought me out into a cold sweat....seeing ammo boxes again! There was a time I was chucking them about with gusto.....and they were all full!
    But they are well made and were converted into tool boxes for generations.