I would like to upgrade my RC project, changing from common AA batteries to li-poly. I've chosen them because I always see them in RC planes/cars. My model would require 7.2/9V and a max instantaneous dran of 1A, the capacity depends on the cost.
I've searched over Google, but I can't get my head around what's needed to use such batteries. Most guides I've found refer to batteries for arduinos or don't mention chargers/vendors, but since I'm not in the circle, I can't distinguish good from scam, cheap for dangerous.
What are the full set of components needed and any possible risks in mishandling litium polymer batteries? (beside most oblivious ones like overcharge or puncture).