Re: W and B

Jay Scheevel

Hi Chris,

Not sure I can visualize what you are describing below, but no mind. Maybe after Saturday I will understand. In the meantime, here is a little inspiration video for you. Same plane, same engine, same prop as you.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Chris Walterson
Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2021 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] W and B

Jay------- Thanks for the info. I think I may have been using 54.7 for my pilot loading.

As I said before, I will do a real world weight and balance to make sure it is correct.

Let me pass something by the guys. If I need twenty or more lbs near the back bulkhead to get the

proper tail wheel load, I was thinking, because I don't exactly have a Q rudder and stab, why don't I load

closer to the tail wheel. I was thinking of removing the rudder and boring a 5/8 hole down the stab, full length.

My stab has a spar so I can drill just forward of it. Fill the 5/8 steel pipe with lead , weight it and slide it down the hole with flox

and epoxi. I could also slide a pipe filled with lead inside the rudder tube itself and rivet/ glue it in place.

My rudder is mass balanced, but the lead is at the balance point so it should not pose a problem.

I could also bend some 3/8 metal to fit inside the tail wheel mount for maybe 1/2 lb more.

I think doing something like this i could reduce the actual weight needed by half.

I realize pot is legal in Canada, but I didn't really use any, just thinking in the abstract.

Any comments appreciated. Now to clean up the garage for next Saturday. Hopefully a week is long enough.

Take care----------------- Chris

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