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    Default Battery mount plate

    I am building an older Kitfox 4, there was never an original battery mount plate welded to the empennage aft of the seat on witch to secure the battery box to, what optins do I have to install a battery mount plate. the aircraft is covered and painted an I don't want to risk welding a plate at this time

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    Default Re: Battery mount plate

    The kit came with a plastic (poly) battery box that was attached to the fuselage tubing with Adel clamps in a location that would best fit into the weight and balance limits. Using a different battery now - sealed - I made a box out of riveted aluminum with a velcro strap and attached it with Adel clamps to the structural tubing.
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    Fasten the plate to the fuselage tubing with Adel Clamps.

    Oh, I see Lowell beat me to the "submit" button.
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    Eddie - funny - my thought too. I had to check the submit times and in a 24 hour day, I'll call it a tie.
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    Default Re: Battery mount plate

    Quote Originally Posted by T.W. Sullivan View Post
    I am building an older Kitfox 4, there was never an original battery mount plate welded to the empennage aft of the seat on witch to secure the battery box to, what optins do I have to install a battery mount plate. the aircraft is covered and painted an I don't want to risk welding a plate at this time
    Depending on your engine choice and your weight and balance you may want or need to mount the battery as far forward as possible. Which engine are you using?
    Kitfox IV 1050, C180. Now I have two backcountry planes! WooHoo!

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