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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Decathlon battery/starter


Thread: [Acro] Re: Decathlon battery/starter

Message: [Acro] Re: Decathlon battery/starter

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From: Allan Krosner <t28driver at>

Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 01:39:04 UTC


  You could have a wiring problem.  Possibly a bad wire from the battery to the
starter, or a bad ground on the battery to ground wire.  I have had both of
these problems in one of my airplanes.

Allan Krosner

Kathy Lankford wrote:

> Seems like I just bought that new Concord gel cell and it's already
> pretty dead.  The last one didn't last long either - maybe two years if I
> eke the very last out of it.   For the last six months, even with a full
> charge, I have to bump the prop against the compression stroke three or
> four times before it finally goes all the way over.  I can get it over
> compression twice, and if the engine hasn't caught by then, it has to be
> pushed back to the hangar for charging.
> I've seen a battery that's older than dirt starting a Piper Archer.  Is
> there some reason to expect such a short life on a Decathlon battery?
> Has anyone tried switching to a light weight starter, and does it help?
> Kathy
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