Originally Posted by amtgman
LiPos also have the annoying risk of violently bursting into flame if misused, damaged, or improperly cared for.
You need to be a REAL arsehole to blow a Li Poly battery pack.
Come on, use the proper charger with the proper ESC, and it'll never ever have a single issue. Unless you drill a hole, but no one's dumb enough to do that.
I've crashed like ten times my lil' foamy that uses a 2S 500mAh LiPo soft pack, with it falling from 30 feet above ground (the pack), or slamming onto a tree, and it still works like a champ. You need to be careful and re-wrap the warped heatshrink after a hard crash though.
Crashed the old homemade jet using a 2650mAh 3S once, the battery was left undamaged. Dirty, but undamaged.
Let alone the hardcase packs we use in car racing. Mine's got a polycarbonate maiden case, I'll risk into saying that it's the strongest part on my model.
Btw, if someone's curious, you get a $10 discount on the model and a free game. This is the actual retail car:
And no, it's not crap by any means. Just expensive. And very exclusive.