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  #111  
Old 03-11-2014, 03:43 PM
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Default Weight and Balance

I borrowed scales from BillC and got to work weighing the airplane.



Here's the result.



I was hoping to keep it under 1070 and I did! Nice and light on the nose wheel, and pretty good balance between sides.

A few calculations and it looks like bumping the Gross Weight up to 1800 and baggage to 100 pounds will be safely within CG limits in all configurations of passengers, pilot weight, baggage and fuel load.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:46 AM
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Awesome!

You are getting close now. Keep up the good work. Looks like you will be flying soon.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:28 PM
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Default Great job

Now the real fun begins!! Great looking plane Bruce.
Like them Baja LED's too. I'm about ready to pull the trigger the same lights for my 7a. Maybe we will see your plane at Oshkosh this July.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:50 PM
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She looks ready to go! Congrats.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:55 PM
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Looks great Bruce! I am green with envy. Look forward to hearing and seeing pics and video of your first flight. When you are ready! Best of luck and thanks for the motivation.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:10 PM
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Slim girl. Will fly fast
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:29 PM
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Default Inspection with DAR scheduled!

Feeling a bit nervous. It's almost like having a child. I think this thing is finally ready to fly! I'll find out on Sunday 4/6

An open invite to any of the locals who want to poke and prod before the inspection, come on over on Saturday and see if you can find anything amiss. I'll be trying to fill out all of the log books and get the paperwork in order.

More transition training scheduled for tomorrow.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:41 PM
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Bruce, boy would I love to come and check out your plane. While I have been working out of town and not able to work on mine, I have been following your progress. I kept wishing it was me but I am so excited to see hour inspection goes and your first flight.

Best of luck and have a great, life changing experience. When you feel like mountain flying, we would love to have you visit!
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:11 AM
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Looks great! The aluminum polish job is fantastic. Here's hoping your first flight is pleasantly uneventful, with a greased landing.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:31 AM
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Very nice Bruce! I have been in your photo page many times and your attention to detail has really impressed me. Good luck with the flight!
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