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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2012, 08:01 AM »

I considered using one of those on my rig, but was worried about the pack bending and then failing - apparently LiPo batteries can catch fire/explode if they get damaged internally (through bending or being pierced). That's why I picked a battery in a hard metal cylinder with built-in protection circuitry - hopefully much more likely to survive my flying style without setting fire to my kite

Damaged battey pack setting a kite on fire?  Huh

Bad for the kite, but what a great video.  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2012, 04:58 PM »

That's true. I wonder if it's an issue at the lower capacities I might choose. Will have to look into that. During charging though there would be an issue if damaged since I was hoping they could take a quick charge. Better safe then sorry.
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2012, 03:47 AM »

it would be cool if they did that type of battery in a rigid shell.
I also looked at mobile phone batteries, but all the ones I have are a bit on the heavy side
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2012, 08:48 PM »

Any new ideas on the night flight setups?  I have a fest coming up end of this month and would like to know what else others have come up with.
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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 08:16 AM »

Any new ideas on the night flight setups?  I have a fest coming up end of this month and would like to know what else others have come up with.


Came across these on a tactical website:   http://www.brite-strike.com/APALS.html


they seem light enough and get more than 35hrs of use out of them. You can get them for less than $3 a piece if you shop around.

I think they have some replacement strips without adhesive for some of their other products if you look around.
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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2012, 06:30 PM »

Search finger lights... Buy a bag and go to town
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012, 08:01 PM »

Any new ideas on the night flight setups?  I have a fest coming up end of this month and would like to know what else others have come up with.


Did you see the video of the lighted balloon kites under the lighted arrow nocks thread? http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=7945.msg71107#msg71107

Quick and easy - tape an LED to a 3 volt lithium button battery, then a bit of gaffers tape will hold it on the leading edge - total cost for 100 of them under $20

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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2012, 08:27 PM »

I think these show promise:

http://www.thatscoolwire.com/store/item.asp?Category=170&SubCategoryID=165&GroupID=&SKU=LED-PD-C

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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2012, 07:19 AM »

Nice. Load up a Rev with lights and long lines; watch the UFO reports stream in, hehe.  Cheesy
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