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Old 01-10-2022, 05:13 PM
Chipper G Chipper G is offline
Join Date: May 2020
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Thanks for the info but not what I am looking for. When you manufacture a Gulfstream for instance, they know where ever part is going and what it weighs prior to the build starts. I wonder if Vans has this skeleton weight so as a builder I can put my specific engine prop avionics combo and then I can determine where everything goes. I donít have wings on mine yet so weighing it is not that simple. I guess I could put the wings on it and do a WB but I figured this has been asked before and would be easy to get.
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Old 01-10-2022, 05:22 PM
michjor michjor is offline
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Location: Duluth
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I don't think you'll find the consistency you're looking for. Unlike Certified aircraft, Experimentals we can do what we like, and as builder document it, like putting an electric motor from a motorbike on the front with salt water batteries as the power unit.

Vans provides the baseline to calculate the CG, you'd need to become the "manufacturer" from that point on.
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