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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Lightweight batteries and alternators


Thread: [Acro] Re: Lightweight batteries and alternators

Message: [Acro] Re: Lightweight batteries and alternators

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From: "Phil Sisson, Litchfield Aerobatic Club" <sisson at>

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 03:06:11 UTC


  Paul, when I rebuild my Pitts, I am going to use a valve regulated, gas
recombinant battery for a Harley-Davidson FXRT. The one I have here costs$60 at
REXX Battery Co. Springfield, IL.
It weighs in at about 14 lbs. We pulled mixture on a Mooney and done some start
tests. I produced twenty 15 second spins and still showed no signs of weekening.
We gave a few minutes starter cool down between each test.We stopped for fear of
burning up starter. I would follow B&C recomindation on charging VRGR

These are neat batteries for homebuilts...


Klusmanp at wrote:

> I've got a 23 lb Concord SLA battery that is mounted behind the seat of my
> Pitts S-1S. I'm tailheavy (well, the plane is) so I'd like to replace the
> Concord battery with a lighter battery and alternator that I could mount
> forward of the firewall.
> Any recommendations on lightweight alternators and batteries and where to buy
> them?
> Thanks again,
> Paul Klusman
> P.S. Concord RG-25 battery for sale soon. Less than 6 months old.


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