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Old 05-19-2019, 01:26 PM
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Keep in mind that once installed in a aircraft the warranty on a shoria battery is void and the manufacturer will not provide any support.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:26 PM
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Make sure to have a device to disconnect the Alt. output if the alt. regulator faults and produces max output and causes thermal runaway of the battery.
Yes, that's why I mentioned this.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:30 PM
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Keep in mind that once installed in a aircraft the warranty on a shoria battery is void and the manufacturer will not provide any support.
Not recommended for aircraft (neither are PC680s BTW) but I know a couple people who got warranty on their's after leaving the master on. I do think in most cases, you won't be covered. That being said, few people seem to report any problems. They appear to be very durable from many reports I've read. This was my main reason for choosing the brand.
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RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:15 PM
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Buttoning up the airplane after the annual and mods. Total weight loss was 29 pounds. I don't notice any difference in how the engine turns over compared to fresh PC680s but this engine is only 134 cubic inches so doesn't draw much starter current compared to a Lyc.

Empty C of G changed half an inch.

As a sidenote, compression was up a bit on all cylinders which is good. It seems to like a diet of 92 mogas a lot more than 100LL which always caused a slow loss of compression each year.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 431.9 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm


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Old 06-01-2019, 02:12 PM
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I was up for a test flight of sorts today, running some charging and voltage tests with the primary and backup batteries. Looking at run voltages with the alternator switched off. I'd be confident in getting at least 1 hour of total engine run time off the 2 batteries with minimal electrics on if the alternator took a dump.

Once fully charged, the engine does turn over a bit faster with these batteries compared to a fresh PC680.

I didn't notice any better climb performance with the 30 pounds less weight but I have 30 pounds more useful load now with the elimination of the vacuum system and AGM batteries.
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Turbo Subaru EJ22, SDS EFI, Marcotte M-300, IVO, RV6A C-GVZX flying from CYBW since 2003- 431.9 hrs. on the Hobbs,
RV10 95% built- Sold 2016
http://www.sdsefi.com/aircraft.html
http://sdsefi.com/cpi2.htm


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