Weight of Vanís gray fiberglass parts in oz.
Emp and Wing Tips
1) 2.4oz VS-809
2) 2.7oz each total 5.4oz HS-615
3) 10.2oz R-411 W/L
4) 4.9oz R-809
5) 4.7oz each total 9.4oz E-612
6) 71.9oz L Wing tip
7) 75.2oz R Wing tip
Total 179.4oz or 10.212lbs
Anyone has a cowl please add the data point for weight. What color , pink, green etc.
Anyone with canopy skirts add data point for weight too.
Tail and wings really isnít much weight, Carbon saves 15%. A possible 1.5 lbs to be saved on tail/wing. I agree it all adds up, but some may be more effective than others.
Fiberglass is required on wing tips if you use an archer antenna. At 15% weight savings youíre trading 22oz for the loss of ability to use an archer antenna.
Effects of reduced weight of tail parts and more/less counter weight required? Perhaps someone could answer if youíd need more or less counter weight.
Cowl might be the most beneficial part to make weight savings. Iíd assume itís a substantial weight so a few lbs might be saved on the nose where CG effect may be an advantage depending on your configuration.
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