STC for Odyssey Battery / firewall mounted battery tray c180

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STC for Odyssey Battery / firewall mounted battery tray c180

Post by 180floater » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:21 am

Does anyone know where I can get a Canadian STC for this?
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Re: STC for Odyssey Battery / firewall mounted battery tray

Post by rigpiggy » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:49 pm

check the FAA site for an stc, I believe that TC will allow it as it is a US mfr'd aircraft
http://www.skygeek.com/burl-aircraft-18 ... -tray.html
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Re: STC for Odyssey Battery / firewall mounted battery tray

Post by lost in the north » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:51 pm

Call Atlee Dodge,I purchased the stc and kit from them.Its in my 185 and works great.
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Re: STC for Odyssey Battery / firewall mounted battery tray

Post by nofate » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:35 pm

I want to do this to my 180 too this winter. The old battery and that long run of old cable from the back is making for some pretty slow cranking on start-up. Apparently this mod saves 28 lb. and the firewall mounted battery gets warmed up too when you have to preheat.

The only problem is that it adds some forward weight in the CofG calculation. The stock 180-185s are a bit nose heavy anyway with no weight in the back. I plan to stow my emergency kit farther aft to compensate. The next step is to add the flat baggage floor after the battery is gone.

Any idea about the cost of doing this mod? I already have my A&P looking into STCs and suppliers. Heres the research info I supplied him.

Atlee Dodge has an STC'd version
http://www.fadodge.com/newproducts.html

EDM Aircraft has a model that only needs a field approval in the USA
http://www.edmaircraft.com/

Burl's Aircraft sells one at Skygeek.com
http://www.skygeek.com/burl-aircraft-18 ... -tray.html
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Re: STC for Odyssey Battery / firewall mounted battery tray

Post by who me ? » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:15 pm

I put the # 3 kit in my C170
and I am very very happy with it.

http://www.selkirk-aviation.com/extend_bag.html
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