I'm hearing two different "facts" on the proper care and feeding of our beloved Lipo batteries:
1) You can "store" your Lipo battery for a long time at a full charge without damaging the battery. The ONLY voltage level that can hurt your Lipo is if it gets too low.
2) You should NEVER "store" your Lipo battery for more than a day or two at full charge, as this will damage your battery and shorten its life. ALWAYS store your battery at around 3.8v/cell if not using it within 24hrs or so.
Now, I've heard both of the above stated "facts" from various people in the know, who swear by it. People who've been in the RC field for many many years.... So is there a definitive, 100% fact, not just opinion, available on this whole "storage mode" versus "full charge is fine" debate?
And if #2 is true, exactly why and how would having a fully-charged Lipo battery sitting for a few days damage it in any way? Everyone agrees that going too low on voltage is death on a stick for a Lipo, but I'm still confused by the full-charge vs storage mode issue.