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Old 09-06-2017, 11:55 AM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,401

I did the weight and balance on the RV14 today. Dead calm air allowed me to do the job outside which is very nice. The aircraft came in at 1227 lbs which is 13 lbs less then the factory specs. Final paint will add a few pounds but we are in the right ball park. I really like to fly the plane for a year or so to get all the bugs out of it before final paint. This allows you to make changes without the worry of ruining an expensive paint job.
It is great to get to this stage, the building is done! Now on to paperwork, final inspection and a few hundred screws to install!

Tom Martin RV1 pilot 4.6hours!
CPL & IFR rated
EVO F1 Rocket 1000 hours,
2010 SARL Rocket 100 race, average speed of 238.6 knots/274.6mph
RV4, RV7, RV10, two HRIIs and five F1 Rockets
RV14 Tail dragger flying #153

Fairlea Field
St.Thomas, Ontario Canada, CYQS
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