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Re: REFLECTOR: Engine weights
Simon Aegerter wrote:
> Peter Beaty wrote:
> >What kinds of weights AND C.G. are folks actualy getting for each of
> >what seems to be the 3 main engines folks are using now:
> >>IO-360: ??? lbs and ??.? inches c.g. from ?? datum line
> Franklin: 1568 lbs 129.7 nose
> Velocity LW Elite RG, full IFR panel, sound proofing, full sump tank.
> >I guess the easiest to understand might be to use the aft face of the
> >firewall as reference or datum line.
> The standard procedure for the Velocity is to use the nose
Didn't you mean some like:
IO-360 320.4 lbs 24.2 inches from firewall.
I0-540 396.4 lbs 28.2 inches from firewall.
FRANKLIN 318.4 lbs 24.4 inches from firewall.
MAZDA 430.2 lbs 19.4 inches from firewall.
CHEV V6 Alum block
In other words the weight of the engine and the c.g. of the engine from
the firewall. The empty weight of the plane depends on a lot more things
than the weight of the engine. I think your interested on knowing the
effect of hanging different engines on the same plane.