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Old 08-12-2011, 07:16 PM
Spindrift Spindrift is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 298
Default My weight

Left 503
Right 499
TW 75
Total 1077 C.G. 81.78

ECI IO-360 180 hp with 3 blade Catto, simple panel, night vfr with MGL Enigma EFIS, no interior except cloth covered seats and some blue foam with carpet on the floor between the ribs.

However, this is after adding a 20lb Saber Mfg steel crush plate and longer bolts. With the 1 pound aluminum crush plate, I was at 1056lbs and 82.37 C.G., which only gave me 32lbs of baggage capacity. Adding 20lbs to the nose added 18lbs to the rear baggage capacity at landing weight with an hour of fuel reserves.

For Oshkosh, I strapped tools and tiedowns under my co-pilots legs, and velcro'd a plastic box in front of the fuel pump for spare oil and canopy cleaner, thus putting some of the cargo weight in front of CG.
RV7A QB kit -- sold and now flying in S. Africa
RV7 purchased flying

"A pilot just bides his time until his plane can take him away again, into the air"
-- Jake Grafton (Stephen Coonts, Flight of the Intruder)
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