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Old 02-03-2010, 01:33 PM
gpiney gpiney is offline
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Default Rear mounting an Odyssey?

I plan on mounting my battery in the back, However, I plan on using an Odyssey PC680. The parts supplied with the -1 fuselage kit are for the Concord battery. Are there other parts available for mounting a PC680 or do you have to mod the existing parts? If modded, Anyone got Pictures?

Greg Piney
RV-8 2547
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Beginning Fuselage Final Assembly!
(Tub finished, on to Landing Gear).
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:27 PM
RV8MW RV8MW is offline
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There is a few pictures on my kitlog web page. Click on all on the right and scroll down pictures. Had to modify tray that came with kit used angle at bottom cut top u channell to give clearance to cables at top. I ended up changing the upper hold down ordered one on the internet from a battery supplier in ca.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:41 AM
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William Slaughter William Slaughter is offline
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Location: Houston, Texas
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Default Mod the existing tray

I set the 680 in place, & traced around it with a Sharpie, then did some basic measuring to be sure I had it marked square and straight. Fabricated three pieces of angle with rivet holes, then clamped and match drilled them to the existing bracket. On to the next thing!

Found the picture.
William Slaughter
Houston, TX
RV-8QB FF complete, baggage door done. Fiberglass work mostly done. Now at the airport for final assembly.

Last edited by William Slaughter : 02-06-2010 at 08:48 AM. Reason: Added picture
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:05 AM
scsmith scsmith is offline
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Default I just did this

I just switched from a Concorde to the Oddessy. I set it in place, using the normal hold-down, and measured for a spacer block in front. I cut a piece of wood to that dimension, and retained it with one screw in from the front channel on the tray so it doesn't walk out. Took 10 minutes, and I have a tray that will work with either battery now.
Steve Smith
Aeronautical Engineer
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IO-360 A1A
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Hobbs 525 in 9 years (would have flown more this year if not for fire smoke)
also LS-6-15/18 sailplane
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:45 PM
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Default I the ONLY guy who laughed my *** off when I read the topic title??

Been a looong day.
Scott "Lawbreaker" (yeah, its a fair cop!)
RV-8 N710PX "Bad Attitude!"
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Old 04-15-2017, 02:01 PM
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Scott, the post may be several years old...but I still laughed out loud at your comment
Jason "Bacon" Seavolt
RV8 N143MS "Fiona"
6.5 yr build
1st flight 4/23/17
Painted 11/17/17: Tribute to F16 Arctic Aggressor (Eielson AFB, AK)
-Over 200 hours VFR/IFR flown during 1st 15 months
-Bronze Lindy OSH18 (still in shock)
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