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Q 500 battery swelling

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Hi guys. I'm not sure if anyone has had problems with the Q 500 batteries swelling up to the point that it makes it difficult to remove from the hatch. I purchased this new in the box from an individual who never flew it about a year or so ago and have only flown a few flights due to an illness. I noticed that they were a bit snug the first time I installed one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Not good don't use it. it's dangerous to use swollen batteries.
We had an individual on this forum several months ago with a swollen battery in his H.
He couldn't get it out, he had to take the H apart and finally he was able to remove it.
 
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Not good don't use it. it's dangerous to use swollen batteries.
We had an individual on this forum several months ago with a swollen battery in his H.
He couldn't get it out, he had to take the H apart and finally he was able to remove it.
Yes, I agree. I use Lipo batteries in my planes and helicopters and usually dispose of all of the ones that either swell from the heat or hard 3d flying. I just wasn't sure why these batteries would swell so soon. The quad and batteries have been stored inside and in the origional packaging. I noticed that from the very first time I flew it they were hard to remove.

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My two batteries are approaching two years in age. They are a little chubby, but still hold charge well, but flight time is greatly dimished.
I purchased a 7100 mAh Venom battery and will buy more. Very much improved flt. time. And less expensive as well.
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yes Venom batteries are good and if you maintain them they will last, but I also like GiFi Power 7500 mAh it performs well good flight time. With LipO batteries the key is proper charging and maintaining them. Always try to rotate you batteries I generally have 3 or 4 batteries and I rotate my use of them so I keep all with a balance charge
 
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I too had to dispose of 2 OEM Yuneec batteries. I didn't use my Q500 4K for about 6 months (Post Concussion really sucks. I have my own personal roller coaster with vertigo and severe headaches constantly) and when I opened the box around 2 months ago I found 2 of them had swollen. Nothing really serious but.... I won't take a chance. I have replaced them with 2 GiFi 7500 mAh batteries. Haven't had the chance to use them yet so I can't say as to their flight time or reliability. I also purchased a Venom Pro DUO charger that has the storage charge capability. As for flying, well, when we stop having 100 Km+ winds (Southern Alberta Chinooks) and are not watching my Granddaughter while her parents work, I will have to go out. Till then, happy and safe flying everyone!
 

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