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Old 10-02-2017, 04:24 PM
BigD BigD is offline
 
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"...far too pandemic," are we? Perhaps catachrestic in this case, as I think you might have meant "pedantic." Love me some malaprop.

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Old 10-03-2017, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Raymo View Post
Otis,

I don't believe the options you want are difficult to achieve. I wasn't overly picky during my build and could easily drop a few lbs here and there (and will eventually) with some additional "lightness."

My setup (many options listed in my signature):

O360-A4M (solid crank) [planning to install Superior Cold Air Sump, which saves 3 lbs]
AFP FM150 fuel injection
Catto 3 Bld NLE (very smooth)
1 P-Mag, 1 Slick-non impulse
PC680 on the firewall (per plans)
Anti-Splat Nose Job 2 and nose wheel bearing upgrade
Saber 20 lb plate in front of prop (for CG, which is great)
Elect flaps/trim
Dynon SV1000T x2 w/dual bkup batteries, intercom, radio, AP panel and button panel, ADS-B in/out
Mostly fuses with a few select CBs on the panel
FlightLine Interior leather seats, carpet and elbow cushions
Grove wheels/brakes
Duckworks 55w landing lights (soon to be replaced with LEDs)
AeroLED Nav/Strobes/Tail
Dynon Heated Pitot/AOA

Current empty weight is 1105 lbs (no paint)

An EarthX battery would save another ~10 lbs but, IMO, needs some additional OV protection. I installed the 20 lb prop plate (vs 14) to allow for weight loss like this and still have a good CG range.
Yes, thank you, I'm well aware of this, I'm not shooting for the moon here!
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Europa Classic, Glastar
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"RV-Fun is inversely proportional to RV-Weight!"
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:22 PM
Hartstoc Hartstoc is offline
 
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That would be an RV-7, not a -7A!

(Sorry, couldn't resist! I was sure someone would beat me to it.)
Ouch!, but I guess true in the strictest sense. On the other hand, there are quite a few 7Cadillacs out there too!
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Built aluminum motor-glider
Former CAFE Foundation
Test Pilot/Author CAFE APR's:
RV-8A, Rans S-7C
Europa Classic, Glastar
-2017 VAF donation!!-
"RV-Fun is inversely proportional to RV-Weight!"
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