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Old 03-13-2019, 05:14 PM
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I'm training on a Sling so I'm around their shop some. They are constantly building up new Slings to sell. Saw one which had a Rotax? alternator attached to the upper left hand area of the engine PSU. Bolts right on - I think that it is a 15 amp alternator. Looks like a very clean installation and I guessing - that that alternator was created or blessed by Rotax.

So, i'm interested to know if anyone has installed such an alternator to his/her RV-12 after certification? The cowling of the Sling is longer so, to install this type of alternator on my 12 would require considerable cowling rework. Probably need to add 4-5 inches to the front of the cowling. And add a prop spacer alike the one on the Sling. I'm a few months or a year from doing this so I have a while to gather opinions and facts. Your thoughts - Thanks, Ed
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:14 PM
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I'm training on a Sling so I'm around their shop some. They are constantly building up new Slings to sell. Saw one which had a Rotax? alternator attached to the upper left hand area of the engine PSU. Bolts right on - I think that it is a 15 amp alternator. Looks like a very clean installation and I guessing - that that alternator was created or blessed by Rotax.

So, i'm interested to know if anyone has installed such an alternator to his/her RV-12 after certification? The cowling of the Sling is longer so, to install this type of alternator on my 12 would require considerable cowling rework. Probably need to add 4-5 inches to the front of the cowling. And add a prop spacer alike the one on the Sling. I'm a few months or a year from doing this so I have a while to gather opinions and facts. Your thoughts - Thanks, Ed
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:35 PM
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There is also an alternator that can be mounted to the rear of the gear reduction unit. I believe that the vacuum pump mounting pad is used for the purpose. That would (probably) not require a cowling extension, however the pitot tube would have to be relocated elsewhere (like the wing). You might want to check that out.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:09 PM
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You might want to check out Edge Performance. They have one that mounts to the back of the engine. https://shop.edgeperformance.no/en/h...lternator.html
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