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Old 12-02-2017, 05:37 PM
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Default Gross Weight Difference between 6 & 6A

Anyone know why the gross weights recommended for the 6 and 6A are different? The weights for the 7 and 7A are the same.

Also what is the limiting factor on the 6s that requires the lower gross weight? Is it structural or stability or something else driven?

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Old 12-02-2017, 07:09 PM
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Default 6/6A Specs

Here is a link to the specs on the Vans Aircraft site.
http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv6specs.htm
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:23 AM
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Here is a link to the specs on the Vans Aircraft site.
http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv6specs.htm
Thanks Skid

...wondered why the difference though?

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It's to carry the 50lb nosewheel...

I was told the limitation is the FAR 23 maximum landing load on the landing gear at gross weight. The nosegear + mains can carry just a hair more than the tail, so it gets a slightly higher gross. This is simpler than giving both aircraft the same 1650lb limit, and then quoting a maximum landing weight for the RV-6... Given there's no way to jettison extra load like in an airliner.
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It's to carry the 50lb nosewheel...

I was told the limitation is the FAR 23 maximum landing load on the landing gear at gross weight. The nosegear + mains can carry just a hair more than the tail, so it gets a slightly higher gross. This is simpler than giving both aircraft the same 1650lb limit, and then quoting a maximum landing weight for the RV-6... Given there's no way to jettison extra load like in an airliner.
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