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Re: REFLECTOR: Engine weights

Dave Black 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?
> What about modifying the main gear so it extends farther aft?

If you have too.  The further forward your gear is the easyer it is to take
off and land.In a Velocity it is always a compromise between this and falling
on your tail.

If you can find a 250 lb engine, I can make you some super light wings, then
put a small battery and oil cooler in the back....the 1000lb Velocity.....
Less can be more.