Monday, 27 February 2012

New regulations spelling out the end of a cheap LiPo...?

According to Infinity Hobby, new aviation regulations will prevent vendors from shipping their LiPo batteries by Air Mail... does this spell the end of an affordable LiPo?

After a quick search, I found a Bloomberg article on this subject, which outlines the ICAO proposal on battery shipments, which are suggested to be labelled as hazardous goods from 1st Jan 2013. This is due to a rather terrifying statistic of one registered cargo plane being downed by lithium battery fires in its cargo hold every other year!

Do have a read of the full article at the above link, as this may well affect an average hobbyist in the near future...