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    Aircraft Batteries

    Today I obtained 2 aircraft batteries & 3 Marine R/V batteries. I figure the R/V batteries are recycled the same as auto ones, but what about the aircraft batteries? I looked them up online and the retail price for a new GILL G 6381 ES SEALED BATTERY is $1,816.38. Hope there is something besides just recycling I can do with these. Has anyone ever had experience with these type of batteries?



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    what type of battery is it.

    lead-acid??

    all lead acid battery's should sell the same as auto battery's.

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    charge the airplane batts up, have a load test put on them or buy a tester your self and open them up. 5.00$. put on airplane forum or craigslist

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    I do not think BigTex has a 24volt charger...If you know someone in the MV world, you might try there. Otherwise you have two 88 pound batteries to scrap. These are starter batteries, not deep cycle batteries.

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    I have seen some that are Ni-Cd and some that are PB.

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    I think they are lead-acid?

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    Just looked up GILL G 6381 ES and they are lead-acid. Should go for the same price as automotive lead-acid batteries. Last quote I heard at the yard was .18/lb (88.5/lb listed weight).
    People may laugh at me, but that's ok. I laugh all the way to the bank.

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    Thanks Mick!

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    I also Discoverd a Concorde RG-380E/44 Battery today.. Its 86 Lbs.. any idea what its worth?

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    I looked them up online and the retail price for a new GILL G 6381 ES SEALED BATTERY is $1,816.38.
    Anything having to do with airplanes is super expensive to buy. That doesn't mean it's worth any more as scrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditchdigger View Post
    Anything having to do with airplanes is super expensive to buy. That doesn't mean it's worth any more as scrap.
    Yup. FAA PMA (Federal Aviation Administration Parts Manufacturer Approved) means it is going to cost three times what it's worth, in this case it's closer to thirty. Those batteries can be serviced though. You won't find many willing to purchase them if you don't have any paper work with them.
    Last edited by Dex; 06-06-2012 at 08:52 PM. Reason: Clarified my tla's. (Three letter abbreviations)

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    None of my aircraft have any batteries, but, then again, I don't have any aircraft

    (maybe an airborn wrench every now and then ; )
    Last edited by Bear; 06-06-2012 at 09:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock89x View Post
    I also Discoverd a Concorde RG-380E/44 Battery today.. Its 86 Lbs.. any idea what its worth?
    No cause we don't know what your yard pays for batteries, some places buy them by the piece and others by the lb.
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    86 pounds is a heck of a battery!

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    Most Aviation batteries are lead/acid just like auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    86 pounds is a heck of a battery!
    I sold a junker out of a motorhome that was 79lb. wish I had a load of them,

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    I feel lucky - my yard is still paying $0.30/lb

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    BTW, I still have the aircraft batteries.

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    THE PRICE FOR AUTO BATTERIES IN S.FLORIDA IS .36 a lb any yard that pays you by the piece not the lbs should be avoided at all costs they are ripping you

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    Highest price I found last week here, was .22 a lb.


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