Herb Sanders <hsanders@...>
Regarding the battery location thread, I don't like complicated systems liketoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
multiple batteries & control systems, but here is what I did on my second Long,
N99HM. I used a 17 amp hr battery from B&C (I think it weighed about 14 lbs) and
located it on the top of the centersection spar with short # 4 cables to the
ground and starter. The battery was retained to the firewall with a sturdy alum
angle frame & bolts, also the aft canopy was enclosed with composite bulkhead /
headrest - protection in case of sudden stop. The B&C linear regulator was
located in same area near the battery. This left me two compartments in the nose
where I always carried a 10 lb tool kit, cover, tie downs, spare tube, etc. I
never had a starting problem at home or away & no maint problems. CG was always
within the revised limit of 103 with 190 lb pilot. Engine was 0320 with 8.5
Regards, Herb Sanders
David A Froble wrote:
Art Bianconi wrote:Not disagreeing with any of the above. But there is an 'OR'.
Dale Martin <niceez@...>
............ here is what I did on my second Long,
N99HM. I used a 17 amp hr battery from B&C (I think it weighed about 14lbs) and
located it on the top of the centersection spar with short # 4 cables tothe
ground and starter. The battery was retained to ...........I have been thinking of this for a couple of years now since I have the
extended nose. I really want it on the aft side of the firewall but since I
have a 28/24 volt system the battery is larger in size and doesn't seem
possible unless I run two twelve's in series.
I think putting the battery made since when Burt first started with these
canards however, more room behind the passenger and a 12 inch extension from
the spar forward would do the same thing. At least the battery and master
and starter switches would be a very short run and solve many problems
including extra weight..... as you have found out.
Dale Martin... LEZ 777DJ
Art Bianconi <British-Biplane@...>
I agree with you whole heartedly Herb. Simpler is better. Sometimes we
can, sometimes we can't.
BTW, I think that providing protection for the back seater from a loose
battery was extremely prudent.
On Wed, 21 Feb 2001 11:11:18 -0600 Herb Sanders <hsanders@...>
Regarding the battery location thread, I don't like complicated________________________________________________________________
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