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Old 12-26-2020, 12:58 PM
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Default Fire Extinguisher Location

I couldn't find any posts in the RV-14 forum on ideas for locating a fire extinguisher. Has anyone installed one and where did they decide to install it? I was thinking a good place might be on the lower forward side of the pilot-side control column cover - easy to reach and out of the way (I think).
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Old 12-26-2020, 01:26 PM
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I used a VPX, so had a blank spot where the fuses would normally be. I put a tiny halon extinguisher there. Unfortunately, because of height constraints, only the smallest one from ACS would fit, and it has been reported to leak. I weigh it occasionally and no leakage, yet.
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Old 12-26-2020, 02:45 PM
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Default The perfect fire extinguisher for my RV-14

Check this out. I got one and keep it in a side pocket next to my leg. Within easy reach, very small, totally reliable. Never needs servicing. Solves every problem I saw in conventional fire extinguishers.

https://elementfire.com/
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Default Element discharge in a cockpit vs conventional extinguisher

The “Element” looks interesting, but it would be nice to have some more information on how it might perform in a small space like an RV cockpit. Also the fact that once you initiate the discharge you cannot stop it, coupled with a 50 second discharge for the smallest unit makes me wonder.
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:00 AM
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I mounted a small Halon on the flap motor cover between the seats.
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:50 AM
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The “Element” looks interesting, but it would be nice to have some more information on how it might perform in a small space like an RV cockpit. Also the fact that once you initiate the discharge you cannot stop it, coupled with a 50 second discharge for the smallest unit makes me wonder.
I talked with the U.S. rep for the Element. He suggested that there would be no problem using it inside a small cockpit except for the 50 second "cloud". Unless you can vent the cockpit rapidly, this could be a major problem.
I have 4 of them. One in each car, one in the kitchen, and one in the shop.
I am considering carrying one in the airplane placarded "Not for use in flight". It could still be very handy for use on the ramp, or after an emergency landing.
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Old 12-27-2020, 08:57 AM
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Mounted on the backside of the flap motor housing. Sorry no pic.
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Old 12-27-2020, 09:15 AM
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Chances are high that you will never use your extinguisher on your own aircraft but rather to save the lives of others. I carried two small extinguishers in my Comanche and had to use them both in an attempt to put out a post-crash fire and they didn't do much to help the situation. I now carry some inexpensive but larger BC extinguishers.
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Default Element product opportunity?

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I talked with the U.S. rep for the Element. He suggested that there would be no problem using it inside a small cockpit except for the 50 second "cloud". Unless you can vent the cockpit rapidly, this could be a major problem.
I have 4 of them. One in each car, one in the kitchen, and one in the shop.
I am considering carrying one in the airplane placarded "Not for use in flight". It could still be very handy for use on the ramp, or after an emergency landing.
Mel,

I wonder if they have considered a smaller version that would be a viable option for small aircraft?
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Mel,
I wonder if they have considered a smaller version that would be a viable option for small aircraft?
They actually did have a 25 second model but they discontinued it because no one bought it. He said there's just not enough demand for a smaller version.
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