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Re: REFLECTOR: Engine weights

>Simon Aegerter wrote:
>> >> IO-360    320.4 lbs    24.2 inches from firewall.
>> >> I0-540    396.4 lbs    28.2 inches from firewall.
>> With all that weight all the way back there, how do you 540 people keep
>> your bird from falling on its tail? Park it like a Long?

I too wondered how this worked out with IO540's! Did anybody answer Simon?
Wouldn't any move to alter the main gear (presumably by kinking the main
legs backwards as mounting any further aft enters engine bay)  localise the
stresses and weaken them, not to mention weight and balance considerations?


Greg Poole ( Std RG Elite Velocity - "down under")