On 6/16/2020 4:41 PM, Mike Stirewalt via KRnet wrote:
Robin is replacing a HAPI with a 60 HP electric motor and is building his
own battery modules with batteries (1865 Lithium Iron) bought in China!
His email follows.  I'm posting this with the hope that others interested
in electrics can share information with each other.  Robin's email is


I'd suggest he take one of those LI-ON 18650 cells outside, short it out, then re-evaluate flying with hundreds of them under the cowl.  I've accidentally shorted them out rebuilding battery packs and it ain't a pretty picture.  That technology is like a woman. You better treat it right.  Some other forms of LI-ON are more forgiving.

Larry Flesner

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