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Old 02-28-2021, 03:11 PM
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I sent you a PM.

Are you telling us the builder ONLY connected the (-) terminal of the battery to a bolt lug on the engine? Please confirm...

Brian Decker
Retired Firmware Guy and Airplane Builder

2020 RV-14 QB -- Under construction - Tailcone & Empennage Complete.
2018 RV-7 QB -- Built, Flying
2007 RV-7 QB -- Built, Drowned, Resurrected and flying
1998 RV-8 QB -- Started, Sold
1986 Mooney 205SE
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:47 PM
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Default Braided strap

Originally Posted by Mdragon View Post
... I found a 2 gauge wire running from negative battery terminal to a bolt on back of the engine, which was properly scuffed down to bare metal...
Marc, while you're at it, you may want to consider using a braided strap for the existing ground connection between the engine and the battery negative (or firewall ground bolt). Braided strap will be better for handling engine movement than the 2 gauge wire.
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Old 03-02-2021, 06:02 AM
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I sent you a PM.

Are you telling us the builder ONLY connected the (-) terminal of the battery to a bolt lug on the engine? Please confirm...


He only did the negative battery to the engine, and that was it. Didn't work that well. Don't think the guy probably ever flew it at night with all the lights on.

On the positive note, I'm getting to learn a lot about the plane.
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