Great S-LSA Support

Talk about airplanes! At last count, there are 39 (and growing) FAA certificated S-LSA (special light sport aircraft). These are factory-built ready to fly airplanes. If you can't afford a factory-built LSA, consider buying an E-LSA kit (experimental LSA - up to 99% complete).

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Great S-LSA Support

Postby dstclair » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00 am

My Sting has not started well for the last few flights and would not turn over at all on Saturday. My 4 year old Odyssey PC310 had died despite being on an Odyssey recommended/manufactured charger/tender for it's entire life. I had hoped for better life given the premium cost. Oh well.

Anyway, I had a trip planned this morning that could be moved if necessary but would be inconvenient. I could not find a TL-Ultralight approved battery locally and could not find a on online source that could get me a battery by Monday morning. I did a some research and found a suitable replacement that was available locally as well as US nation-wide. It was listed as a PC310 replacement and had the same or better specs than the other approved batteries.

I texted Bill Canino at SportAir at 5pm on Saturday with a request to add Duracell Ultra 9-BS Power Sports battery to the approved list. He evaluated the information and agreed to add it. I ordered my battery online at Batteries Plus Bulbs, picked it up the following day and installed it. Come Monday morning I was on my merry way.

This is not to say that Bill approves all requests. He is very diligent and does ensure the products on the list are the right choice for the fleet. He does do a good job of updating the list as technology evolves.

Thanks Bill!

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Re: Great S-LSA Support

Postby Warmi » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:21 am

I am actually surprised Bill has the power to add items to the MEL list , perhaps this list only applies to the US market , in which case it would make sense ...
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Re: Great S-LSA Support

Postby drdehave » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:28 pm

What a timely post! I do think there is something in the Sting's DNA that is "hard" on batteries. I just keep replacing them way faster than I should have to. My first indication is getting intermittent "low battery" warnings, especially if I have the strobe lights on. I just live with it drop in another new one that I always have sitting on the shelf, fully charged. Then, I'm usually good for about another 200 hours. I get all of mine on Amazon; they used to run around $50, but have crept up to $70, now, probably because Amazon "has my number" on this purchase :lol:
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