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Old 02-27-2013, 11:14 PM
Richard Connell Richard Connell is offline
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Location: Sydney Australia
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Heres where mine lives.

FWIW Bob, I originally had mine between the seats as well, but it really didnt like sitting in direct sunlight.
I found it u/s at first annual
Hasnt dropped any weight in 2 more annuals since I moved it - and i do check it regularly now.
First thing the supplier said was"no direct sunlight". I figured it was easier to move it than remember to move it every time you leave the plane outside.
I believe that the metal valved extinguishers are far more reliable, but it was hard enough finding anyone to sell me one at all let alone exactly what I wanted.

Access obviously great for PIC, requires 2IC to loosen shoulder harness slightly.


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Old 02-27-2013, 11:56 PM
912ry 912ry is offline
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Default right side forward of the spar

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:49 AM
ao.frog ao.frog is offline
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Location: Manstad, Norway
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Anyone tried on top of the fuelpump-cover?

That's where I'm considering. Any good reasons not to use that position?
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:27 AM
Captain Avgas Captain Avgas is offline
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Originally Posted by ao.frog View Post
Anyone tried on top of the fuelpump-cover?

That's where I'm considering. Any good reasons not to use that position?
Wherever it goes, for me the dictating factor has to be that the pilot can reach it and remove it for use in flight without having to undo or adjust his seat belt. If you have an inflight fire and you're doing a fast emergency landing, the last thing you want to be doing is messing around with your seat belt.

Placing it on the front of the spar wasn't an option for me because I have a 7A and the gear leg mount doesn't leave enough room for an extinguisher in that location.

Richards' point about not leaving the extinguisher in direct sunlight is a valid comment but I'm hopeful my Kroger sunshade will do the trick when I don't have the canopy cover on.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:08 AM
Danger Will Robinson Danger Will Robinson is offline
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Location: Zephyrhills FL
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The 1lb 3oz halon hand held is right between and behind the seats in my RV6 . It has since been raised about 6 inches since this pic was taken .
If I put my right arm over the seat back It's right there.

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Old 06-06-2013, 10:15 AM
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I mounted mine on the fuel pump cover.

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by DarylT View Post
I mounted mine on the fuel pump cover.

Similar positioning for mine. Link to image

However, I wanted to make a different point about the actual fire extenguisher itself. You can see the black plastic top to mine (via the image link), vs the metal top in Daryls image. GET THE METAL TOP. My plastic one pops off if I so much as LOOK at it sideways. The neck support in the bracket actually causes it to come off too. Annoying and obviously not good for quick use in emergency. POS
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:01 PM
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For those who want something other than Halon, here is an aqueous foam, non-toxic, and non-corrosive fire extinguisher. It is available with a mounting bracket too!

Each type has advantages and disadvantages.

The good: Halon requires no clean up. Foam is cheap, can be sprayed on your body parts if needed, stays in place longer, and is arguably more effective.

The bad: Halon can suffocate you and is expensive. Foam can freeze at low temps.

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