Originally Posted by Dorfie
This is very timely posting. I had the same thoughts after Oshkosh. The C of G issues can be overcome by adding smaller weight far back in tail I would think. Huge weight saving. Understanding and trusting LiFePO is another issue I battle with (the article in latest Kitplanes did not instil a lot of trust).
Ed, what is the fire protection on your firewall?
Why add to the already significant W&B problem. Chose the battery you want, but put it in the original location. You will then have to calculate the arm and weight you need to achieve the equivalent moment.
While the weight savings sounds nice, the EarthX sounds great, the Odyssey 925L is the easiest to use, is similar in weight to the RG25AXC that Vans recommends, similar amp hours, but better cranking power and about 70 bucks cheaper. The EarthX appears to be close to double the money.
The less you modify, the quicker you get done and the less you have to sort out during Phase 1.