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Re: REFLECTOR: Engine weights

Guys, I don't know how Alan Shaw gets his std 300hp 540 to sit rite, but
the XL is 10 inches longer to accomodate the extra weight.
--Jeff Barnes XL-RG N411JB a-buildin'

Mr Greg Poole wrote:
> >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.
> Greg Poole ( Std RG Elite Velocity - "down under")