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Old 01-03-2011, 05:31 PM
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THE HEAVY LEFT WING DOES HAVE BOTH THE AUTOPILOT SERVO AND THE AILERON TRIM SYSTEM IN IT HOWEVER I DON'T SEE HOW THAT COULD MAKE THAT BIG OF A DIFFERENCE. I DID LEVEL THE AIRCRAFT FORWARD AND AFT BUT DID NOT CHECK IT RIGHT TO LEFT. NEXT WEEKEND I WILL CHECK THE RIGHT TO LEFT LEVEL AND RE-WEIGH IT. I WILL POST THE RESULTS. THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK.

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Old 01-17-2011, 05:53 PM
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Default WEighed & meaured to death

Did the weigh-in today. No gear fairings.

RM=635.4@122.75
LM=647.4@122.91
NW=360.4@48.79

EW=1643.2LB
EWCG=106.59"
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:26 PM
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Default Just weighed mine

Just weighed N518RV on Saturday:

1704 lbs total with all fairings, full interior, and soundproofing. Oink oink piggy!

Left main 663 lbs
Right Main 663 lbs
Nose 378 lbs.
CG 107.97

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Old 04-04-2014, 04:07 PM
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Weighed mine today, looked forward to this for a long time. 1563 lbs, which includes all fairings, interior accoutrements, and oil. No paint yet.

left main = 605
right main = 607.5
nose = 350.5

CG = 106.9" aft of datum

This airplane is about as stock as can be. No special weight savings measures, but not many extras either.

One surprise was that I took the time to measure the position of the wheels relative to the wing leading edge, and when comparing my numbers to the arms provided by Van's, mine are 3/4 - 1" different. These measurements are difficult to do accurately, but I believe my numbers are within an 1/8 or so. I know some folks just use the Van's provided arms, beware that the real arms for the gear on your plane may be different.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:00 PM
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Default Another Oink

363 nose
662 left
668 right
1692 total 108.56

I did the paint and primer, must have put too much in the tail
Good news is after 3.3 hr, no shimmy at high speeds, no heavy wings, and lands fine without any weight in the back solo.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:49 PM
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Andy,

Would you mind sharing what engine you have and a few details about your interior? Did you add any fabric panels, headliner, or carpet?

Thank you for sharing. It's great to get some real numbers about how differently equipped -10s weigh in.

David
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:17 PM
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Dave, I have the usual IO-540 and two blade Hartzel. My interior is Abby's Flightline seats, my own carpet cut to fit the floors, and paint. Avionics are a two screen G3X system, and all the stuff that goes with that (which is light). One PC 925 battery. Some primer, but mostly unprimed. Pretty standard and basic. There are reports of lighter RV-10s which has me scratching my head, as I don't know how I would lose any significant weight from mine without going to a different prop or battery setup.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:19 PM
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Thanks Andy,

That sounds like a great setup to me. Lots of useful load for sure!

Would love to see pictures if you have any.

David
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:33 PM
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Something tells me that the numbers posted here are probably not a representative sample. In other words, more folks with smaller waist lines are more likely to report. Those carrying a few extra lbs might be a bit embarrassed

Maybe some of the bigger boys could post "the weight of their friends -10"
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:16 AM
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I am (hopefully) going to weigh in next week and I already know I'm going to be a "big kahuna".

I've got A/C, sound proofing, and overhead and center consoles. Oh well, that's ok. 5 minutes later to arrive comfortably is just fine with me. If I build a 12 or an 8 I will focus on sveltness, but I specifically chose the 10 for comfort more than performance.
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