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REFLECTOR: Engine weights
I'd guess that few flyers out there know the all-up; firewall back
(including prop) weight with any accuracy; and that they can only guess at
where the C.G. of the package is.
You build the plane; weigh it; add/subtract as necessary to get the C.G. in
the right place; and go fly. Heavier engine will cost useful load. Am I
Of course my airplane is still in my garage with no engine on it at all.
>My numbers were just made up.
>I still think the position of the rear seat is not important. It's to
>close to the C.G.
>P.S. I'm on my way to PEP Boy's to check out the price of an alternator.