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Old 06-26-2020, 04:00 PM
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I was a little concerned when I saw the video because mine is in the same exact place so today I sat in my plane and while flying with my right hand as usual I just reached back with my left hand, unlatched the bottle, and pulled it easily to the front. No fuss no hassles, a very simple thing to do.

I noticed in the video that he would unlatch it then grab it by the sprayer head and was wasting time there. I just unlatched it and my hand was right where it needed to be to pull and bring it forward.

Mine is staying installed right there where it is.
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Old 09-03-2020, 10:54 AM
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Based on the feedback I've received here and on other builder sites, I will be installing this smaller fire extinguisher in the front cockpit. I now have two extinguishers installed in the aircraft; one that can be quickly and easily reached by the pilot in flight, and a larger one that can be reached by the pilot, passenger or anyone outside the aircraft when it's on the ground and the canopy is open. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 09-03-2020, 11:43 AM
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Hello Martin,
Nice tidy place for your second fire extinguisher. Your fire extinguisher looks like one I had in my C-150. A halon unit without a pressure gauge on it. My fire extinguisher leaked over an unknown period of time until it was empty. I only found this out when I picked it up during an annual inspection and noticed how light it was and when I sloshed it back and forth there was no liquid inside.

I notice you have an inspection tag on yours. I suggest you weight it regularly to make sure it isn't leaking.

I replaced mine with another larger halon extinguisher in my C-150, this one has a gauge. It also leaked down after many years but at least I noticed it because of the gauge.

The reason I bring this up is that based on my experience with dry chemical fire extinguishers, I had the idea that extinguishers don't leak and are serviceable for decades. Based on a sample size of two for two, this isn't the case with halon extinguishers.
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Old 09-27-2020, 03:34 AM
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Got mine installed - thanks for the hints, gents!



Couple more photos here: http://www.rv8.ch/fire-extinguisher-installation/
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