3' x 3' .024 aluminum with blue wrap on it = about 2 lbs on my scale.
stock glass intersection fairing with paint = 1 lb
Horiz, vert, rudder & elevator fairings = about 2 lb (old gel coated type fairings, no paint)
So, if in the end you chew up about 2 sq yards of aluminum material into small pieces, you save 1 lb - but you get tips like a P-51 & and add countless hours to your build.
Better to use a few hours of planning & pick your equipment options to meet your desired CG results.
built a few RVs, rebuilt a few more, hot rodded more, & maintained/updated a big bunch more
Last edited by Ralph Inkster : 10-04-2021 at 02:41 PM.