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Old 03-13-2017, 07:20 AM
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While we are on the subject of W & B, I was curious, has anyone ever PUT 100 lbs. of weight in the back of an RV-9 or -9A?

And as always, thanks for the replies.
I was quite close to it going to Oshkosh last year.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:52 AM
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I put four 25 pound bags of gravel back there during Phase 1. Be gentle in the flare!
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:55 PM
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While we are on the subject of W & B, I was curious, has anyone ever PUT 100 lbs. of weight in the back of an RV-9 or -9A?

And as always, thanks for the replies.
I put 200 lb. of me back there when I'm doing the condition inspection! I throw a sheet of 3/4" plywood in there to stand on, to better spread out the load.

My 9A is pretty light up front, with a Catto FP prop and the light SkyTech starter. Even so, with nearly empty tanks (2 gal. total) and two 200-lb. souls, I can use 90 lb. of the 100-lb. baggage capacity. If the starter ever fries itself, I'll buy a heavier one!

Heavy stuff toward the front of the compartment is always a good idea.
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