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Inspire 1 caught fire while in transit in plain.

Discussion in 'News' started by Noël, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Noël

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    Google translate:
    It's a Dutch article, so use google translate to read it in English (if needed)!
    Translated article: http://e2b.org/jp
    Original (Dutch) article: http://e2b.org/jq
     
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  2. InspireArnold

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    Oeps...

    No more I1 in planes?????
     
  3. RJ Evans

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    Judging strictly from the photo, it appears that the owner left a battery seated in the aircraft and that's where the fire started.
     
  4. The Editor

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    Doesn't look too bad..... should clean up with a microfiber cloth and a blower brush!
     
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    Take you batts out of I1 when travelling!!!! Li-Po's are notorious for this.
     
  6. jonathanivy

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    So does this mean he carried it on? It fit in the overhead bins??
     
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  7. NEJO/Wisconsin

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    Jonathanivy your nuts lol
     
  8. Bren

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    You'll have that.
     
  9. turbodronepilot

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    Is that covered under warranty? ?
     
  10. J.T.

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    So I wonder if this is likely to happen sitting at home maybe in the middle of the night.
     
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    This is why i'll never understand seeing people transport their I1 with the batteries in the bird! I have always thought this was a BAD idea!!! : (
    now it's bad publicity! does anyone know who the owner is and if he is on this forum? maybe we could get some more details, etc...???
     
  12. Noël

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    It was owned by a Dutch TV producer. I'll post more info when I have it.
     
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    Gotcha! Thanks!
     
  14. Michael Dicker

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    I do prepare the I1 and case for the transport in the airplane.
    Lipos almost empty and in Lipo bags
    No Lipo in the I1
    Gaffa tape over the contacts
     
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  15. Noël

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    Yes it fits easily in the overhead bins of most planes.
     
  17. NEJO/Wisconsin

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    I bet there is extra room in that compartment
     
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    In all seriousness glad it turned out the way it did cld have been a lot worse
     
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