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    Skipper Batteries

    Bob, do a BAC search on 'battery', and read the FAQ. It has everything you
    need to know on this subject. If it were me, I would buy the Concorde AGM
    (sealed) battery, assuming that they have approval for it. The parts book
    calls for the size 25. If it fits in the box and Concorde has approval, I'd
    go with the size 35.



    If your plane is hangared, or you have access to power on the ramp, I would
    buy one of the BatteryMINDer de-sulphating maintenance chargers. They can
    be found for less than $50 on the Internet. If religiously used, you not
    only won't return to a dead battery again, you probably won't need another
    battery replacement for many years. I have seven year old batteries on
    these chargers that will still pass a new-battery load test. This includes
    auto, tractor, and aircraft batteries. Keeping the special charger attached
    will also prevent a frozen battery in winter.

    .



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    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of Robert Gresli
    Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 9:09 PM
    To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [musketeermail] Skipper Batteries



    Musketeer Mailers,

    I went out to my Skipper to fly tonight and it would barely move the
    propeller. It looks like my Skipper will need a new battery.

    It's only been two weeks since I last flew. Several years ago my old
    Grumman AA-5 sat for 2 months through December and January and started up
    right away the first weekend in February. So I'm assuming a battery
    shouldn't go dead this quick, even in November.

    36E has a Gill G-25. What would be a better replacement? Concorde? What
    model for a Skipper?

    Thanks for any help.

    Bob Gresli
    Beech BE77 Skipper 6636E
    Hillsboro OR (HIO)



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    Skipper Batteries

    The sealed battery is preferred. The prices that you
    have seen are normal for aircraft batteries. You
    probably don't have the room for the -35 battery as
    making it physically bigger than the -25 is how they
    get the extra capacity. Also the extra weight will be
    more of an issue in the Skipper than in the Musketeer
    or Sundowner because our batteries are behind the
    cockpit in the tail to move the CG aft and we need the
    extra weight for balance.

    --- Robert Gresli <FlyBE77@comcast.net> wrote:

    > Musketeer Mailers,
    >
    > I've looked on the Concorde website and the only
    > battery approved for the
    > Skipper is the CB-25. This battery is refered to as
    > ' flooded electrolyte
    > or wet battery'.
    >
    > Gill has two models approved for the Skipper: the
    > G-25 (which is currently
    > in by BE-77) and G-25S. The G-25S is a sealed
    > battery.
    >
    > Is a sealed battery better? All of these are around
    > $100 to $120.
    >
    > BTW. I currently know nothing about batteries.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Bob Gresli
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Robert Gresli" <FlyBE77@comcast.net>
    > To: <musketeermail@yahoogroups.com>
    > Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 10:06 PM
    > Subject: Re: [musketeermail] Skipper Batteries
    >
    >
    > > Musketeer Mailers,
    > >
    > > Thanks for all the replies on Skipper batteries.
    > >
    > > I looked at my logbooks and discovered the battery
    > is 7 years old. A new
    > > battery is definitely in order. I'll check with
    > Concorde.
    > >
    > > Safe flying.
    > >
    > > Bob Gresli
    > > Skipper 6636E
    > > Hillsboro OR (HIO)
    > > ----- Original Message -----
    > > From: "Robert Gresli" <FlyBE77@comcast.net>
    > > To: <musketeermail@yahoogroups.com>
    > > Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 6:09 PM
    > > Subject: [musketeermail] Skipper Batteries
    > >
    > >
    > >> Musketeer Mailers,
    > >>
    > >> I went out to my Skipper to fly tonight and it
    > would barely move the
    > >> propeller. It looks like my Skipper will need a
    > new battery.
    > >>
    > >> It's only been two weeks since I last flew.
    > Several years ago my old
    > >> Grumman AA-5 sat for 2 months through December
    > and January and started up
    > >> right away the first weekend in February. So I'm
    > assuming a battery
    > >> shouldn't go dead this quick, even in November.
    > >>
    > >> 36E has a Gill G-25. What would be a better
    > replacement? Concorde?
    > >> What
    > >> model for a Skipper?
    > >>
    > >> Thanks for any help.
    > >>
    > >> Bob Gresli
    > >> Beech BE77 Skipper 6636E
    > >> Hillsboro OR (HIO)
    > >>
    > >> [Non-text portions of this message have been
    > removed]
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