posted on 02/12/2013 4:58:43 PM PST
Wood burns hotter than 649 degrees.
posted on 02/12/2013 5:00:29 PM PST
(I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
If people knew how close to the edge (in terms of self-destruction) lithium batteries operate, they wouldn't want to be anywhere near them.
Building them into an airframe strikes me as far-fetched.
Lithium battery packs are protected by active circuitry that keeps them from self-destructing. These single-chip "smart power" devices track charge state, keeping it within proper bounds, and also monitor the temperature of the battery.
Some lithium batteries can be put into a dangerous situation by excessive discharge. No, they don't explode by being drained, but they can become dangerous on subsequent charge cycles once they have been deep-discharged.
posted on 02/12/2013 5:08:00 PM PST
by Steely Tom
(If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
Seems that there is an easy answer to this. There is a weight issue, but no more that a fat woman sitting in isle 23.
Instead of using the latest batteries, revert to nickle cadmium and ditch the Li-Ion.
posted on 02/12/2013 5:08:56 PM PST
"It can reach millions of degrees - like the earth's core!"
posted on 02/12/2013 5:11:56 PM PST
(Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
Looks like the head of Boeing Engineering is on the accelerated list for early retirement.
posted on 02/12/2013 5:36:33 PM PST
(a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
This would be what is known as a “bad thing”.
posted on 02/12/2013 5:49:56 PM PST
by Blood of Tyrants
(There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
They could be considering the new, promising batteries based on thermite...
posted on 02/12/2013 5:55:58 PM PST
(Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
Pretty much any onboard fire would be hot enough to melt any typical airliner fuselage, as we’ve seen many times, unfortunately.
posted on 02/12/2013 10:03:29 PM PST
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