Picture of cabin heater and door latch

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Picture of cabin heater and door latch

Postby scubarider » Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:38 pm

Several asked about my door latch that we made up and the heater that will be mounted under the instrument panel near my feet  :lol:
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heater with controls
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heater fuses
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latch

Postby scubarider » Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:39 pm

latch from inside
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Postby stede52 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:23 pm

thanks Dennis
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heater, etc.

Postby KevinC » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:11 pm

Dennis -

The latch looks great.

Where did you get your heater?  How much does it weigh?  How many amps does it draw? $?

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will get it

Postby scubarider » Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:03 pm

Hey Kevin,
  I will get the info on the heater soon.  Will be back at the hangar probably this coming weekend.  Real busy at work this week.   :cry:
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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:40 pm

I'm going with one or two of the small 12V units here most likely, then do an traditional exhaust box cabin heater this winter, if needed:

http://www.12vheaters.com/?gclid=CM707L ... agodvm65fA
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Postby scubarider » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:35 pm

Hey that is my heater!   :lol:
Kevin look at the link above from Dave.
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Postby DaveU » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:16 pm

I assume that you must have the external alternator on the Rotax.  I think the heater draws 15 amps.  That should dim the landing lites.  I would be concerned that the draw would exceed the capacity of the stator and fry it.  If you have a radio or any other draw on the system.

Just make sure to double check the draw of the heater, and the available power on the plane.

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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:46 pm

We're putting a rheostat in the line to cut back power when not needed.
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Postby stede52 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:15 am

I don't know about the susuki but the 912 system only puts out a maximum output of approximately 18 amps without an external alternator and it recommends you limit your total electrical load, with all accessories, to less than 80 percent of that, or 14 amps.
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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:41 pm

stede52 wrote:I don't know about the susuki but the 912 system only puts out a maximum output of approximately 18 amps without an external alternator and it recommends you limit your total electrical load, with all accessories, to less than 80 percent of that, or 14 amps.


This alternator is either 40 or 60 amps, which is nice to have. I'll remember the 80% of total load too, thanks.
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hook up

Postby scubarider » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:02 pm

I have already run the lines DIRECTLY from the battery.  So will not drain from the rectifier.  Got a hefty battery.   :lol:
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toss the heater

Postby scubarider » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:50 pm

Decided against the heater due to the amp draw.   :cry:
Will now have to look at an alternative.  
Anyone have a strong recommendation that would fit on the Escapade,,,,,yes with the front wheel and the Toucan exhaust?
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Postby b1x4nqb » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:23 pm

Dennis,

Why don't you go with a traditional exhaust heater like Dave U did?  If you have the toucan exhaust he can tell you where he got his.  Either way, they take no curent, heat up real nice acording to Dave and don't weigh much.  Probably the cheapest over all as well.  I have the Mark Sorenson exhaust and I'm looking for somthing to fit it as well.  I'm just not sold on plumbing in the coolant based ones.  Just one more thing to leak, elec load, etc.
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I will

Postby scubarider » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:47 pm

I will contact Dave to find out...THANKS!
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