Weight and Balance

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Weight and Balance

Postby scubarider » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:42 pm

Could anyone please send me by email: [email protected]   or by private message if you want, a copy of your weight and balance when you got your plane certified by the DAR?  I need an example to go by.  Thanks!!!  
Also, they want a three view drawing of the plane.  Any ideas on this one.  If you have an example of what you turned in that would be of great help also.
Thanks again!!!   :P
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Thanks Dave

Postby scubarider » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:25 pm

Thanks Dave for the Weight and Balance for the Highlander.  I like the format you used.  
Does anyone have one for the Escapade?
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Postby rgmullins » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:03 pm

When I had my trike registered ELSA this summer, they wanted 3 pictures of it. Did they say it had to be drawings?
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pictures

Postby scubarider » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:12 pm

It said pictures or drawings.  Was not specific on number or anything and can't find the FAA regs on it that explains.  I will have to call my DAR again to see what EXACTLY they require.  Hope to get it all done pretty soon.  Maybe for Christmas!  :P
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Postby gme9261236 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:26 am

Hey guys,
Reviving this thread. We are looking to do the weight and balance this coming week and from what scuba said it seems as if dave has a good example for the highlander. Dave if you are out there could you help us out? [email protected]

We have no clue where to start besides maybe 3 bathroom scales or something similiar? We also do not know how to calculate the most forward and aft CG
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Postby DaveU » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:24 pm

I will attach a word document that is my Weight and balance sheet.

The plane must be weighed with it level side to side and in level flying attitude.  I used 2 bathroom scales, weighed the mains with it in level flight attitude, then took the scales out and put one under the tail, making sure it is level again, and then you have the 3 variables for the w&b.

Just plug in the weights for most forward cg (light pilot with minimum fuel) to most aft cg (fat pilot, fat copilot, full fuel and the kitchen sink in the baggage-but not over 1320 gross).

My build manual had a blank w&b in the back, that is where the arms came from.

Dave
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