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I was thinking of placing a battery in Nose of my VariEze

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I was hoping that when I searched the archives I'd find out peoples

solutions to placing a battery in the nose.

Any help will be welcomed

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I believe most that have a battery in a VariEze have it installed in the nose.  I added a starter to mine along with some other components in the engine area.  The battery helps for balance.  My battery sits on the flat parts of the NG30 nose gear supports.  I have an aluminum strap that bolts into NG30 that wrap around the battery to secure it.  I made an extension off that strap and mounted my ADS-B out TailBeacon to it.  Yes, the ADS-B is INSIDE my fuselage and works great transmitting through the skins.

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I am rebuilding a varieze. I started with jsut a fuselage, engine frame and cowling. I now have the engine installed with a skytech starter and an alternator from B&C. I have a battery coming form EarthX that is very light. My airplane has a placard of 640 lbs. This is going to change when i finish. Im hoping the change is smal. It once had an alternator with the old Chrisler voltage regulator. Im beliving that it had the large alternators used in GA. Im hoping that after instaling the battery on the fire wall and the other two components, it wont be to fare off from where it was when it was first built. 

Im placing the battery on the firewall so I can keep the resistance to the starter low. I will be making an access panel on the nose and use it for a small tool bag. This will become part of what I believe,  be part of the permanent weight for CG. I will scale the airplane when I finish and hopefully I'm in CG without having to add ballast to the nose. 

I dont know if this was helpfull but Good luck and hope you get her flying soon.

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Sits in the nose under the cover. Odyssey 925. Size/weight was as required for W&B considerations after adding a starter. 

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I know almost nothing about Varieze building; I do have a Longeze which has flown

45 hours.    The weight and balance problem may be more severe in the Varieze.

I would suggest that you use one electronic ignition from Klaus and 1 magneto.

You probably will have to put the battery as far forward as you can due to the weight and balance.   Yes that requires more cable so you can try it with the battery in the back but I think you will have to put it up front.   You might put a few tools up front and a can of oil (you need an empty plastic bottle to put water into if you use the oil).   The alterntor from B & C should be their small one but will it fit in the engine compartment?    In the Longeze, I had to cut a hole in the firewall  (and repair the hole, of course) to get the alternator to fit.  

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