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  • foxgang7878 foxgang7878 Feb 22, 2013 3:01 PM Flag

    Double talk by temp. fix and NOT abandoning Lithium Batteries

    The following susre sounds like a temporary fix to me!
    Boeing 787 battery fix proposal to FAA not temporary fix: sources
    WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co's (BA) proposal for preventing battery problems that have grounded its entire fleet of 50 787 Dreamliners is not a temporary stop-gap measure aimed at getting the airplanes flying again, three sources familiar with the plan said.
    The proposal includes insulation between the cells of the battery and a stronger, stainless steel box with a venting tube to contain a fire and expel flames outside the aircraft should a battery catch fire again, the sources said.
    Boeing will not propose abandoning lithium-ion batteries, however, and is not working on a backup or longer-term fix, the sources said.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • When there is mention of insulation between the battery cells and pilot monitoring of individual cells, then they might as well just go on to the next step. Liquid cool the battery cells and have a software that takes overheating cells out of the loop.

      Of course, that's the Tesla method. It would be a little of an affront to buy aircraft technology from an auto maker but Tesla is a low-volume high-technology car maker and possibly similar to an aircraft maker.

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