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Old 05-24-2023, 08:16 AM
Desert Rat Desert Rat is offline
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Just happened to see this thread. I just finished up most of my FWF stuff and I have everything you mentioned stuffed under the hood with the exception of an oil separator. Mines a 390 so the prop governor is on the front, which certainly helped. free up some space on the aft side.

Theres a limit to how high you can move that battery and still get it out of the battery box due to the engine mount tube above it unless you build a battery box that doesn't require pulling the battery up to get it out of the box.

With some careful planning and mockups its doable, but I absolutely wouldn't bolt up anything until the engine mount is on otherwise the potential for interference is quite high.

Theres so much stuff back there that it's kind of hard to capture all the chaos with one photo, but here's a picture of mine. If you want to see anything in particular or need approximate layout measurements shoot me a pm.

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Terry Shortt
AGI, CFI, CFII, MEI, A&P, Janitor
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Fuselage almost done
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90% done, 90% to go

Last edited by Desert Rat : 05-24-2023 at 08:19 AM.
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Old 05-24-2023, 10:15 AM
John Tierney John Tierney is offline
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Wherever you put the battery, try to keep from putting anything above it so that the battery can be removed without taking the battery box off the wall. I thought I did this, but later additions of hoses and wire bundle loops foiled my access.

As said before, try cardboard mockups taped to the firewall for equipment.
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