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Old 09-26-2018, 09:27 AM
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Default Max weight pax RV4

What is the max pax weight safe for rear place on the RV4
200 pouds?
Tanks haft
No baggage
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And 80 mph on approach it is anough with that configuration?
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:32 AM
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Reference your own W&B for your aircraft, first of all. C/S and IO-360 on the nose will make it fly different than my wood prop and O-320...

That being said... I have done that exact load out in my airplane and it's, well... Noticable... It's at the aft limit if not just outside.

And Yes, I always use 80mph-ish because of my love of wheel landings and short gear. Even with a 200 Pounder in the backseat.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:23 AM
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Have 0320
And wood prop
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:48 AM
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As noted, make sure you have a good solid W&B completed on your plane. If 200 lb passenger weight is acceptable, start off preferably with someone or something lighter. As a suggestion, don't go less than 1/2 tanks of fuel with a heavy passenger.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:02 AM
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Ok thanks
2 weeks ago I do a flight with 115 lbs rear pax we lbs baggage’s full fuel ans was ok
But never try with more .
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:32 AM
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Default My CG/max PAX

200 max in my -4 ,and as others have said, I don't like heavy backseater with less than half fuel. The difference between a 115 and 200 lb will feel significant. Be aware, your pitch control will be extremely sensitive and it may challenge your landing/flare. I'm used to it now, and its no "bad" issue, just something to be prepared for. I have backseater 99% of my flights, so flying solo almost feels odd.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:02 PM
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Ok thanks
2 weeks ago I do a flight with 115 lbs rear pax we lbs baggage’s full fuel ans was ok
But never try with more .
People are telling you that the less fuel you have the farther aft the cg is?

With a very aft cg the airplane becomes much more difficult and demanding to fly. If you arent a stick and rudder person you might get into trouble.

Its not the weight. Its the cg
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