Lipo Woes

I was hoping to dust off my Blade CX2 this afternoon and get some flying in. It’s been many months since I’ve flown, and that’s really a shame. So I take my two 800 mA 2S packs out of the liposack in the garage, and they’re both pretty swollen. One of them is still at nearly full charge (about 3.5 volts per cell), the other has one cell at 0V and one at 2.5V. Looks like no flying today… and best of all, now I get to figure... Read More

“Luggable” power pack

Paul and I are leaving on a cross-country train trip next week, for Jen and Shawn’s wedding in Colorado. I’m sure the view will be great, and I’m bringing a handful of books- but Paul and I are geeks and we need our electro-doodads. If only we had a way to run our Nintendo DS and PSP for the ~30 hours that the trip will take… I sifted through my stockpile of junk, and came up with this: It’s kind of like a mega-size... Read More