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Big Bill <bill@pipping.com> wrote:

> But that still doesn't explain why only *some* were taken.

<speculation>
Maybe statistics tell them that at least 8 batteries are required to set
up a meth lab on a plane?
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On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 21:38:00 +0100, dittert@despammed.com (Dirk
Dittert) wrote:

>Big Bill <bill@pipping.com> wrote:
>
>> But that still doesn't explain why only *some* were taken.
>
><speculation>
>Maybe statistics tell them that at least 8 batteries are required to set
>up a meth lab on a plane?
></speculation>

That would explain why they X-Ray your shoes now. They are obviously
looking for small parachutes that could be used to perform high
altitudes in-flight deliveries of the finished meth amphetamines.

Somewhere in the Atlantic ocean is a group of Dolphins totally zonked.

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Mxsmanic <mxsmanic@hotmail.com> writes:

> Lithium batteries can be made to explode. No danger for other types
> of batteries, though.

Never seen a NiCd go into thermal runaway I take it?

A NiCd pack took the tail off a 7[23]7 years aago.

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<prep@prep.synonet.com> wrote in message
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> Mxsmanic <mxsmanic@hotmail.com> writes:
>
>> Lithium batteries can be made to explode. No danger for other types
>> of batteries, though.
>
> Never seen a NiCd go into thermal runaway I take it?
>
> A NiCd pack took the tail off a 7[23]7 years aago.
>
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> +61 (08) 9257-1001 Kalamunda.
> West Australia 6076
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> Raw, Cooked or Well-done, it's all half baked.
> EPIC, The Architecture of the future, always has been, always will be.

Got a site or other info on this?

As a pilot and a photographer, I'd like to read more about this accident.

Thanks

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prep@prep.synonet.com writes:

> Never seen a NiCd go into thermal runaway I take it?

I'm unfamiliar with the mechanics of NiCd batteries.

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On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 13:18:35 -0700, Jay Beckman wrote:
><prep@prep.synonet.com> wrote in message
> news:87psy9yqky.fsf@prep.synonet.com...
>> Mxsmanic <mxsmanic@hotmail.com> writes:
>>
>>> Lithium batteries can be made to explode. No danger for other types
>>> of batteries, though.
>>
>> Never seen a NiCd go into thermal runaway I take it?
>>
>> A NiCd pack took the tail off a 7[23]7 years aago.
>
> Got a site or other info on this?
>
> As a pilot and a photographer, I'd like to read more about this accident.

Air Band Legend? :)

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"Jay Beckman" <jnsbeckman@cox.net> writes:

> <prep@prep.synonet.com> wrote in message
> news:87psy9yqky.fsf@prep.synonet.com...
>> Mxsmanic <mxsmanic@hotmail.com> writes:
>>
>>> Lithium batteries can be made to explode. No danger for other types
>>> of batteries, though.
>>
>> Never seen a NiCd go into thermal runaway I take it?
>>
>> A NiCd pack took the tail off a 7[23]7 years aago.
>>
>> --
>> Paul Repacholi 1 Crescent Rd.,
>> +61 (08) 9257-1001 Kalamunda.
>> West Australia 6076
>> comp.os.vms,- The Older, Grumpier Slashdot
>> Raw, Cooked or Well-done, it's all half baked.
>> EPIC, The Architecture of the future, always has been, always will be.
>
> Got a site or other info on this?
>
> As a pilot and a photographer, I'd like to read more about this accident.

It was 60s or early 70s. NiCds resistance goes down as temp increases, and
the self discharge goes UP. At a critical temp, the dischare current is
enough to heat the cell enough so the temp continues to increase...

The explosion happened because some one removed a cell to try to fix the
problem of the batteries going flat in short haul ops... I read a reference to
it in the mid 70s, never seen the original report. NY-Florida perhaps, but
no promises on that.


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