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Old 02-20-2017, 09:26 AM
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Default Fire Extinguisher Position

Wondering where others have mounted their fire extinguisher in the 12?
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:02 AM
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Laterally in the big U-channel between and behind the seats. Easy to reach, yet out of the way. Alternatively, you could mount it on the console between the occupants' footwells, but I have Van's optional map holder located there. I also like keeping this console area free of anything that would interfere with my stretching my right leg out on long cross-countries!
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:54 PM
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I put an adhesive Velcro band around my small halon extinguisher and just stick it to the carpet aft of the center console.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:11 AM
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On the floor upslope ahead of the fuel valve, next to the canopy breaker (hopefully you have a canopy breaker too). The velcro strap to carpet is clever, but I wonder if the extinguisher becomes a missile in a crash. Ours is bracket mounted.
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:37 AM
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I try to securely locate (sorry, no Velcro) my emergency supplies within easy reach of a pilot/passenger suspended upside-down and confused in an inverted airframe. My emergency egress kit contains my Halon-type fire extinguisher in a quick-release mount, a multi-task knife, work gloves, and a pair of broad-nosed pliers (IMHO, pliers and gloves may prove more useful than a breaker bar in removing portions of a shattered plastic canopy). The latter two items will hopefully prove useful in removing sufficient portions of the canopy to egress in style -- at least that is my thinking.

ps -- A shovel would be nice as well, but perhaps a bit too much. Better to spend your time and money on pilot proficiency and aircraft maintenance.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:58 PM
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Mounted on the floor, the upslope of the tunnel.

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Old 02-22-2017, 06:37 AM
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See this video for canopy breaking with a small speciality hammer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRvQxGl4kt4 The hammer has a pointed end used to crack the acrylic plastic. Blunt nosed pliers may not have that effect.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:51 AM
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I have one of those little hammers too, but I think the fire extinguisher might be a better canopy breaker.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:04 AM
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I figure that in a turnover the canopy will likely already be broken and a breaker-tool will not be as useful as pliers/gloves in clearing away already broken shards of plexiglas. The breaker-tool might have little effect on the broken large flexible pieces of plexiglas. To each his/her own -- hopefully we won't have to use these tools!
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I figure that in a turnover the canopy will likely already be broken and a breaker-tool will not be as useful as pliers/gloves in clearing away already broken shards of plexiglas. The breaker-tool might have little effect on the broken large flexible pieces of plexiglas. To each his/her own -- hopefully we won't have to use these tools!
You also have to assume there will be limited room to swing such a hammer, maybe 12" at the most. I doubt you can get enough momentum up in that short distance to break anything with one of those hammers.

However, I would love to be proven wrong.

As to the OP's question, I mounted my fire extinguisher in front of the spar, on the passenger's side. It is out of the way and easy to reach. I have no idea if this location will work with a -12 or not.
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