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Old 06-04-2018, 10:58 AM
rvbuilder2002 rvbuilder2002 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hubbard Oregon
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They do have an influence.
The wheel pant kit is supplied with info regarding the typical weight and C.G. influence when installing the wheel pants (Close enough for amending the weight and balance if added after the aircraft was weighed).
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Scott McDaniels
Hubbard, Oregon
RV-6A (aka "Junkyard Special ")
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:13 PM
HarryL HarryL is offline
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Woking UK
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Would anyone have a weight and balance for a Dual G3X-equipped RV12 they'd care to share? Mine has come out a bit heavier than expected but more importantly seems rather nose heavy so I'd like to compare results. I do have the ADS-B IN and OUT options, Garmin autopilot, full Vans interior, parking brake valve and wheel pants. I have also fully primed the interior in 2-pack, but the outside isn't painted yet.

My weighing figures are as follows:
Nose 164.6 lbs @ 29.5" aft of datum
Left main 304 lbs @ 92.875"
Right main 315.9 lbs @ 92.875".
Total weight 784.5 lbs with C of G at 79.58"

Thanks in advance

Harry Lees
G-DOUZ. 120910.
First flight completed.
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:29 PM
Mich48041 Mich48041 is offline
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Location: Riley TWP MI
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Download THIS spreadsheet. Change numbers in yellow cells only. It looks like you will be OK with balance unless the pilot and passenger are heavy and fuel is low and there is no baggage.
Joe Gores
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