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Old 11-27-2017, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by vic syracuse View Post
My RV-10 has an MT 3 blade prop and an Earthx 1200 battery.
I also have tip tanks. I fly a lot solo, with full tanks, including the tips, and the usually 10 lbs of "stuff" in the baggage compartment. I never feel a need to add ballast. It lands very nicely and never runs out of trim for landing.

Vic - EarthX 1200 on the firewall or in the plans location?

Is there room on the firewall for an Odyssey 680 if I use the f/w mounted oil cooler and a spin-on filter, either remote or engine-mounted?

What else might get in the way of a battery there - a vacuum pad backup alternator?

Trying to plan (way) ahead and wanting to run the empty CG pretty far forward and keep the basic empty weight down as well...
Bill Boyd

Hop-Along Aerodrome (12VA)
RV-6A - N30YD - flying since '98
RV-10 - N130YD reserved - under construction

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