Re: W and B


 The first half of the main tank fill was probably with "benzine lite" as my wife likes to call low octane. :-)  
Being married to an overseas lady sometimes can be an adventure in communication, almost like ATC
when flying in Class B airspace!! 

 Chris.. do you have a MKI or MKII config canard?  Jay is correct..need to see what you are seeing. 

Ya..umm..about that ballast topic. I'll make note in my build planning to avoid that oopsy so as to be sure 
not to reduce my receiving home cooking options.

Mit dem FrankenVogel. 

From: <> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2021 7:27 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [Q-List] W and B
Hi Chris,

Something is still not right. If you add the pilot and 1/2 main tank, both are aft of the FS 42.78 mark. There is no way that the CG will move slightly forward to 42.7. Please post the numbers you measured and we can all noodle it. This needs more eyes I think, unless I am really missing something.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Chris Walterson
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2021 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] W and B

  Finished the W&B today. I need an extra 15lbs on the tail due to the front end weight. With the 15 lbs the empty weight is 754.

  With 160 lb pilot and full header it is at 971 lbs and  42.78

  With 160 lb pilot and full header and 1/2 main it is at 1007.8 and 42.7

With 160 lb pilot and full header and main it is at 1055 and 42.86

  With 160 lb pilot full header and main and 180 lb passenger it is at
1218.4 and 45.41

  Going to compare to the flying airplanes that are in the files section.

  By the way, don't refer to your wife and daughter as BALLAST.

  Guess I am eating out tonight. Take care----------------  Chris

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