Originally Posted by thelynns
How the heck do add weight back?
I added these for future weight addition.
You can use a bolt to put a few heavy washers back onto the counterweight ribs. These will allow me to 100% balance for first flight (bare aluminum), and then add weight back after painting at some future point.
For the record, I believe Van's says that is is okay to be overbalanced for the first few flights.
Make sure you put the nutplate on the outboard side (hidden by the permanently mounted elevator tips). The bolt threads from the inside...make sure the bolt is short enough that if it backs out, it won't jam your elevators.
I copied them from someone, but I can't remember who.