- Mar 17, 2013
- Ponce Inlet, Florida
- Aircam; Previously owned Autogyro MTO
- Total Flight Time
- 800 hours
Yes Rotax. No the starting is nothing to do with the EFI just cranking power is significantly better with the Lithium batteries- at least EarthX, so turning over and start up is much faster than I experienced with traditional lead acid batteries.You did not say what sort of engine you have (if AirCam, I assume Rotax) but I'm a bit surprised if your EFI engine needs more electrons to get started than my old-school "choked" carb one, especially when it's cold and been sitting... is it because two engines?
I am pretty sure mine sits longer in colder than yours ever does, haha.
I had 3 motorcycle type batteries die on me over 3 years, all on the ground, but granted they were not Odyssey. The ability to monitor the EarthX battery in flight also just provides me with a little more sense of security. Supposedly lithium also hold a charge better if they are not on a charger. I'm not arguing for or against lithium, just mentioning a couple of the advantages of lithium. Starting problems are not usually an issue with Rotax, but I imagine with Lycoming or Continental engines more cranking power may be advantageous.