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The hazards of lithium batteries...

Discussion in 'Latest Airline News' started by Rotorruss, May 12, 2018.

  1. Rotorruss

    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member II

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    Apple is close to surpassing Exxon/Mobil and Walmart in the terms of wealth. I'm sure a "settlement" with a non-disclosure agreement would probably be in line before they open themselves up for the bad publicity if they try to battle it out in court.
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    It seems hard to prove the Apple is at fault, unless they picked something up off of the cockpit voice recorder CVR

    Problems with computer batteries are a serious problem, especially if the computer in baggage and burns. If the problems get worse, FAA has to do something like banning computers carried in luggage or even in the aircraft...
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member II

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    ...it "regulator" won't do anything to prohibit electronic gadgets from being on aircraft. There are too many people that carry gadgets just to function in every day life. TSA can prohibit box cutters, but the "regulator" won't prohibit self igniting batteries. The "brown" cargo hauler lost "heavy iron" in the "sand" because of batteries. Fortunately, the "dreamliner" caught fire while on the ground. I've seen plenty of downed helicopters because of NiCad thermal runaway.
     
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    Which of course everyone dies in the resultant fuel tank fire that could be fixed in most cases for a relative peanuts in cost. Lobbyists are more dangerous than any other causes.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member II

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    ...and people wonder why things get so expensive. It depends on which side of the fence you are on. A thermal runaway in an enclosed space in flight doesn't give you much of a chance to get out alive. An impact resistant fuel cell adds more to the empty weight. Who ever plans to have a crash??
     
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