Originally Posted by AX-O
Hans, I came out at 1,013lb and CG of 69.9 inches. I have not flown much but it does not fell as maneuverable. I know you are big into light and simple. Me too. Not sure this was the right thing to do yet. Will report out once I get some data.
I'm sure the majority of the difference you are feeling is due to the CG. That is a huge weight increase at the very front. So static long stab will go way up, force per G as well. That corresponds to what you are describing, especially the flare. Just get the wife in the back and it will feel like it used to. Or make a lead tailwheel.