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
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.https://www.avast.com/antivirus