OK, well, we need to work on our weight and balance a bit before we can fly with Dave (to do our transition). We knew we were a bit forward of “typical”, but didn’t think it was that bad. This was partly because we originally planned on getting little, 130 lbs, John Abrahams to come up and do the test flying and transition, and flying with him wouldn’t have been an issue. So, a couple of nuggets. The XL empty CG should be way aft of the flight box (near 139 or even 140″), and the nose weight needs to be near 100 lbs. A “good” nose weight would be 60 lbs, and as much as 120 lbs is workable with two 200 pounders up front. While the plane is down for maintenance (I’m moving the battery to the back), we’re clearing up a few odds and ends on the punchlist (and, since Dave’s going to Sun-n-Fun next week….).

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Tuesday March 18th, 2008 at 9:21 PM

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Tags: Blog Weight and Balance

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