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Old 08-20-2016, 03:42 PM
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Default Did W&B today...

I did weight and balance today, the good news is there is no logical way to get outside of the CG range without doing something almost impossible. The bad news is N183RC is a little chunky, about 40lbs over target. I came in 1113 empty with all pants and fairings, empty fuel. There was a single headset in that number.

It's a RV-9A, tip up, O320, Sensenich fixed, Sensenich aluminum spinner, D180, Dynon AP, GTX327' SL30, 496, electric trim, mid level interior. Painted in and out.

1113 with everything, 1103 with no fairings or pants.

Is that about right?
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:29 PM
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Rick, it is great that you are to the weight and balance stage. Congratulations. You still have plenty of room and pounds left for your needs. Wish I was as far along as you!
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:33 PM
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That sounds about right, Rick.

Mine came in at 1025 lb. empty, but it's a pretty simple VFR build with partial interior, FP Catto prop, no autopilot, single comm, etc.

Mine's a slider...does anyone know if a slider is heavier or lighter than a tip-up?
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:37 AM
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Default It is what it is - just fly

Mine came in a little lighter than you but I still have a couple more boxes I want to put in when the funds can appear. Just means you may have to leave a few things behind on your trips or a little less fuel. I just went through the airworthiness process so you are almost there - congrats. The finish line is within sight.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:22 AM
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I'm right there with you at 1115 empty, but that's with full carpet interior, sidewalls, and leather seats.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:23 PM
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Picked my newly painted airplane up from Art-craft Paint in Santa Maria, CA last week. Paint scheme by Scheme Designers, Inc.


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Old 09-03-2016, 11:58 AM
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Looks fantastic, Bruce! I've heard very good things about Art-Craft.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:32 PM
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Default Now that tops my list

Now that tops my list of the best paint jobs on an RV. I love it!!!

Great job
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:41 AM
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Looks great Bruce! I dropped my -7 off the week before they finished painting yours and saw it in the hangar. Art-Craft is a great shop!
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:58 PM
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Looking great, Bruce!
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