Originally Posted by RyanB
I know this has been discussed in length, but I am specifically trying to find the best position for my setup. I have an O360 with a Hartzell CS prop on my RV4. May I ask those with the same setup as to where your battery is mounted?
We really hoping not to mount the battery on the baggage as this seems like a lot of effort
it really varies with your build. I have O-360 with a hartzell C/S. I have the AGM battery installed in the standard position. the W&B came out at 995 lbs and the CG came out that it takes 212lbs in the pilot seat to put the CG on the forward limit. its a trade off, the forward CG degrades the handling a bit, but on the other hand, it allows me to carry a bigger person in the rear seat without going to the aft limit.
if i was only worried about handling solo i would move the battery farther rear. but since I really do not do much aerobatics, just a few rolls and spins every now and then, I prefer to have the ability to carry a bit more weight in the rear seat.