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  • #16
    Flash IIa - Regulator

    Interesting..so it doesn't get warm David.

    Nick.
    "When once you have tasted flight...you will forever walk with your eyes turned skywards..."

    https://www.youtube.com/user/nickjaxe/videos.

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    • #17
      Flash IIa - Regulator

      Hmmm maybe that's why he doesn't wear heated clothing, the battery keeps him warm :lol:

      Nick Axworthy wrote: Interesting..so it doesn't get warm David.

      Nick.
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      • #18
        Flash IIa - Regulator

        :lol:
        Yeah, that's it! The battery does get a little warm, but certainly not hot and the wiring remains cool. Even that was after a 3 hour flight. However, I wouldn't recommend others to use a small battery. Results could differ! I'll probably get a larger battery for next year anyway. Still no point in that 14Ah brick though!
        David.

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        • #19
          Flash IIa - Regulator

          I just learned the expensive way ¡¡

          Wanted to have a MGL E1 for my 503SCSI but missed the volt check on that old regulator, yeap burned it ¡¡.
          So that a new E1 arrived and a new Key West too.
          Like yours David, I installed the KW bolted to the front of the terminal box near the exhaust, but I am a little bit worried about exhaust heat, what´s your experience with that?

          And which size will your new battery will be, 7Ah?

          As you can see on the picture I have also installed a Blade hand throttle.

          Victor
          F2A 503SCSI - Mexico

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          • #20
            Flash IIa - Regulator

            Hi. I hang my battery (Maplins 7AH) & radio transformer within a rectagular wire birdfeeder hung under the main tube in the pod Well. The rectifier is attached to the front strut base inside the pod. Regards Mike

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            • #21
              Flash IIa - Regulator

              Hi Victor,
              The heat from the exhaust doesn't affect the reg at all. Just make sure the wires aren't loose and can't brush against the exhaust, or close to it. From your picture, it looks like the wires are secure enough though. I probably will go with something in the 5Ah - 7Ah range. I'll probably go for a gel battery. Bit more expensive but a bit lighter too. I like the look of that MGL E1! I have a Mainair Mercury (Flash II trike, Alpha wing) and although I think it looks bloody beautiful, panel space is at a premium, so this MGL thing might be something to put on my wish list. Would you recommend it? Also: do you fly in Mexico? Is there much of a microlight scene over there?
              David.

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              • #22
                Flash IIa - Regulator

                Why fit it on that side Victor when the charge wires come out of the engine on the other side....loads of places to mount it away from the exhaust....even as David say it wont get hot,

                The wires to the batt can then fit into the Velcro with the main loom.

                My reg when I had it was fitted by Mainair down by the pedals.

                Nick.
                "When once you have tasted flight...you will forever walk with your eyes turned skywards..."

                https://www.youtube.com/user/nickjaxe/videos.

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                • #23
                  Flash IIa - Regulator

                  David, thanks for the advice, I will lok for a 7Ah gel battery then. about the E1, yes, it is a great choice, the way you can program the alarms (max temperatures, HOBBS Timing, etc). There are lots of microlights around, from most of main manufacturers, and at main beaches you may find tours.

                  Nick, mainly because that was the side I found the first reg, and if there´s no worries about the exhaust it will be OK.

                  Victor

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                  • #24
                    Flash IIa - Regulator

                    Nick,
                    I fitted my regulator directly on top of the junction box on the exhaust side because that is where the wires needed to be fitted: inside the junction box. Your engine may be different though. It did mean that I had to run wires along the back of the seat frame to get to the velcroed loom, but I would have to do that regardless of where I put the reg.

                    Victor,
                    Thanks - the E1 is now definitely on the Christmas list!

                    David.

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