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Old 01-23-2021, 10:14 PM
blaplante blaplante is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southern California
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Default Re: shutdown temps...

Ah, we just need a thermostatic fan that runs after engine shutdown to cool the battery.

Only half kidding?

I actually seem to remember some car (Audi?) that had a pump that would pump oil through the Turbo after engine shut down to prevent the oil from cooking inside the turbo bearing.
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Old Yesterday, 07:43 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Boulder, CO
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I was out at the hangar where the box of parts still remaining to install is located. I confirmed that the cheek is large enough for that battery.

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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM
wilddog wilddog is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: va.
Posts: 595

I used to own a -3 and the cheeks were aluminum. I think that would be a very good place for a light weight battery. Some vents would keep it cool and it would not be in the cockpit with you. Also would free up some space on the very tight firewall too.

Last edited by scrollF4 : Yesterday at 08:24 PM. Reason: "Checks" vs cheeks. You're welcome. :)
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Old Today, 12:57 AM
dnh98221 dnh98221 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Anacortes
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Default Battery

I have a -3 and I wanted to make room for a smoke tank behind the seat. I swapped out the conventional for an EarthX and mounted it on the firewall on the cockpit side in a skeletonized carrier; the leads are nice and short. Between the battery, box, and cabling I saved over 15 lbs. Itís been there for two years without issue.
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