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Old 09-01-2022, 09:33 PM
pilot28906 pilot28906 is offline
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Default Fire Extinguisher Size

Hello All,
Looking to buy a Halon or Halatron fire extinguisher for the RV7 and wanted to see what size most are purchasing. I want to get one big enough but not so big that it is hard to mount or gets in the way.

Thanks in advance.
John Johnson
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Old 09-02-2022, 12:36 PM
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H3R's model A344T, AC's Description "H3R's smallest extinguisher with a gauge. Recommended for a 1-4 person aircraft, including the pilot."

My requirements - yours may vary:
* must have gauge for status verification
* must be accessible - no reaching into baggage

I haven't tested for comfort yet, but have seen them mounted on this panel (F-782A-L) - (I have a center console).
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Old 09-02-2022, 12:47 PM
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I got the same one when my smaller halon extinguisher (A400) leaked out. I mounted it on the back of the flap motor box. It is easily reached from either seat.
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Old 09-03-2022, 10:52 AM
pilot28906 pilot28906 is offline
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Thanks for the replies.

I have found a Halotron model (Buckeye 70251 from Sporty's $160) that is less expensive than the Halon model (H3R A344T $269 @ ACS) however it is a little larger (13"long vs 10"). Same rating; 2BC. Anyone used this one? Does it fit?

There is also a Halotron model (Amerex A384T Fire Ext. Depot $154) that is the same size as the Halon model above (10" long) but the rating is 1BC vs 2BC.

Question: is a UL rating of 1BC capacity enough for an RV7?

Hope this is not too confusing.
John Johnson
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Old 09-03-2022, 03:23 PM
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We’ve got H3R’s in most of our planes - fit well, and will do a reasonable job on a fire under the panel (we think, from an educated guess and 25 years experince as a firefighter….).

The question reminds me of a briefing once I got from an enlisted crew member before getting on an Army helicopter. “Sirs, there is a fire extinguisher behind the pilot’s seat - use it to put out people - the aircraft is going to burn forever!”
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