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Old 06-16-2019, 11:25 AM
DeltaVee47 DeltaVee47 is offline
 
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Hi Chris
Yes, I put the digital level along the canopy longeron. With tires inflated I got 2.7 degrees nose up and just level with the nose wheel completely deflated.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:06 PM
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Greg,

I think you are ok. My setup is almost identical to yours and I weighed with full fairings. My nose was 396. I weighed twice on two separate days and was very careful to have the plane level. I really think it’s just the thick humid air in Houston adding more weight.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:12 PM
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Hi Chris
Yes, I put the digital level along the canopy longeron. With tires inflated I got 2.7 degrees nose up and just level with the nose wheel completely deflated.
Thanks
Greg
I rolled my 14-A slightly out of the hanger, using the apron slope to get it exactly level. However, that will put more weight on the nosewheel . . .

BTW, my nosewheel was 388.5 with the wheel pant and gear leg fairing.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:21 PM
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No question our air is very nearly a liquid. But I thought letting the air out of the nose wheel would lightened it up. 😉
I was using car digital scales and I noticed that the total weight noted on screen was not the same as if you added the 3 numbers. About 12 pounds heavier on average so maybe the scales are wonky. My sense is that with a proven aircraft built to standard spec the precise numbers are not that important. Probable heresy for which I expect to be flamed. Ignoring PC is one reason I love experimental aviation more every day.
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Old 04-01-2020, 11:08 PM
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Just weighted my -14 and I thought I would share since there is not many taildraggers wt/bal listed here. The mains weighted in at 600 and 601 and the tail 54 lbs. Totaling 1255 with a cg of 79.6 in. This is unpainted but fully primed. Io390 with Hartzell BA prop, earthx batt, berringer wheels, half raven system, dual g3x, gtn 650, classic aero seats and side panels.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:19 AM
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I also have an flying unpainted 14 with Skyvision on both sides and all the goodies including an Avidyne 540 but to plans in most other respects and weigh L 573, R 579, T 57 = 1,209. CG 79.2. Seats are in but no other interior as yet. Once painted, I will provide the final numbers.

One more data point.
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:59 PM
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One more data point:

1) EFII ignition and FI
2) Whirlwind C/S Composite 3 blade prop
3) Dual alternators
4) Dual Earth X batteries
5) Garmin full IFR with dual AHRS
6) Skytek NL starter
7) PH Aviation flap motor
8) Full custom leather interior (Yes probably heavier than most)

N: 373
LW: 462
RW: 467
TW: 1302

CG fine min to max weight in utility classification
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Old 08-24-2020, 08:42 AM
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Has anyone weighed their RV-14(A) before and after paint, preferably on the same set of scales, to determine how much weight the paint added?
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Old 08-24-2020, 10:19 AM
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My RV-14A went from 1267 to 1292 following addition of paint and Classic Aero side panels. Painted by GLO and weighed on the same scales. I did not weigh the side panels separately - sorta wish I had.
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Old 11-11-2020, 09:28 PM
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Weighed my 14A today.

Right main: 440
Left Main: 436
Nosewheel: 411
Total: 1,287

Empty C.G. 80.0

Should I be concerned not having the empty CG within the range of Van's design limits of 82.08 - 88.24? The Aft, Fwd, and first flight CG's are all within limits.

Not sure why the hefty nose? 390,Hartzell, B&C backup alt and oil filter adapter, PC680, Skytec, Berringer, full Garmin, Classic seats & carpet, unpainted...

I did get a nose arm of 42.31 inches where others got around 40. (datum 72 in. fwd of leading edge).

Will recheck the arm lengths tomorrow.
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