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Old 01-04-2019, 08:03 PM
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I just happen to have an old copy of Dan C's database. (Bummer it hasn't been kept up.)

It contains data on 29 RV-6's with an average empty weight of 1075.6 lbs and 30 RV-6A's with an average empty weight of 1090.9 lbs.
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I just happen to have an old copy of Dan C's database. (Bummer it hasn't been kept up.)

It contains data on 29 RV-6's with an average empty weight of 1075.6 lbs and 30 RV-6A's with an average empty weight of 1090.9 lbs.
Great information;thank you.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:33 AM
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As soon as I began my shopping journey I discovered what may be a limiting factor to the RV6; the max aerobatic gross weight. I do have the advantage of only weighing 140lbs so my direct contribution is lower than most but I would still like to safely get dual aerobatic instruction in whatever plane I end up buying. Is there a good average empty weight established for the many 6s flying today so that I can estimate usefull aerobatic load?

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My RV6X, a hybrid 4/6 combo weighs 945lbs empty with an 0-360J/Catto and very basic interior/panel. As mentioned above, a well built basic RV6 (really ALL RVs) should weigh around 1000lbs empty or less. It’s easy during building to rationalize weight addition however comma, what you don’t need is easier to identify. Most builders I see now have way more weight, complexity and $$$ in their airplanes than us Jurrasic builders 30 years ago. You can “lighten up” an existing RV with a few tips mentioned above. What can you live without in a Sport Aircraft? Quite a lot I assure you....

That said, Aerobatic gross weight is easy to monitor, keep your fuel under 1/2, fly solo and monitor your G onset. 3.5 Gs is really all you need to perform RV sport acro, which really is its forte. Take it from someone who pulled Gs for a living, if you want more, buy a Pitts, Extra, Giles etc...

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