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Re: REFLECTOR: Engine weights

>   With the plane empty the weight on the nose gear is 58 pounds, with
>    pilot ( 204 lb..) and 85 lb.. ballast the center of gravity is
>119.84 in
>    the very center of the first flight box.

Very interesting, Mel! With my Franklin and the MT prop I have 66 pounds on
the nose gear and with the 204lb pilot (we DO have something in common <g>)
and 44 lb of ballast in the copilot foot room the cg. falls just at the aft
limit of the first flight box. Guess that battery of yours makes a lot of

Thanks for the numbers. It's alwasy good to have something to check against.


Simon Aegerter, Winterthur, Switzerland