No real mods for weight reduction, other then light interior paint, no side panels, carpet etc.
The C of G worked out as Van's suggested, and with a gross weight of 2050 you can have 250 pilot, a 159 pound passenger and 100 pounds of gear with full oil and full fuel (300 lbs) and be within aft C of G limit. As you burn fuel to a minimum of 30 pounds, this shifts the c of g further back to close to, but within, aft limits.
Forward C of G is limited to a minimum 75 pound pilot, no baggage and low fuel.
I feel this means a success in the load department and should make it a very versatile aircraft.
Tom Martin RV1 pilot 4.6hours!
CPL & IFR rated
EVO F1 Rocket 1000 hours,
2010 SARL Rocket 100 race, average
speed of 238.6 knots/274.6mph
RV4, RV7, RV10, two HRIIs and five F1 Rockets
RV14 Tail dragger
St.Thomas, Ontario Canada, CYQS
Last edited by Tom Martin : 09-06-2017 at 04:01 PM.