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Old 10-11-2017, 02:14 PM
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How many people have 2 PC680s in the tailcone? I plan on two batteries back there... SNIP
Sorry for the drift off the subject, but you will find two PC-625 batteries fit better than two PC-680, provide more CCA and Amp-hrs, and weigh a little less.

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Old 10-11-2017, 02:39 PM
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You might want to rethink the battery scenario - EarthX specifically warns against running their LiFePO4 battery in combination with a lead-acid battery.
Good to know. In my case if I do use a mix of battery types, they will be on seperate electrical systems anyway. The manual crosstie will connect them only in the event of a failure.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:46 PM
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"So against" is pretty strong. I think what people, including myself, are saying, is that sooner or later you are likely to have a loading situation where the weight is within limits, but the cg is too far aft. Every pound you move forward now will lessen that problem.
Poor choice of words, my apologies.
The CG issue is not lost on me. What I'd really like to have is my o2 tank and one earthX battery in the tailcone, then another battery in the cabin close to the firewall. I don't like the idea of having it forward of the firewall, or having a lithium battery in the passenger compartment. However I've done zero research to see if this is possible.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:22 AM
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Are there mounting restrictions in the way you can mount the bottles?

Would think there is plenty of room mounting vertical behind the rear seats.
It's been a while since I looked at the supplied mounting hardware but the accompanying sheet recommended the horizontal, fore-aft orientation. The supplied mounts are not designed to cushion against loads in other orientations and might rupture the bottle in an impact. I think for normal operations, even including a hard landing, it won't be a problem but in a crash I'd like to reduce the likelihood of a ruptured bottle. Note also, that mine is a composite bottle. In my -6A I have a portable aluminum bottle sometimes, strapped to the rear of the flap motor housing.
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