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Old 08-09-2022, 02:19 PM
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Jonnyb Jonnyb is offline
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Itís an open question.
You could leave it as is, and accept that youíre going to add a lot more weight to the elevator, and have a plan for how youíre going to do it and where.
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Old 08-09-2022, 07:03 PM
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My wing kit is not here yet, so I figure it's better to replace it now while I have the time. Thanks to everyone for your help.
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Old 08-09-2022, 07:46 PM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is online now
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If you have electric trim in your left elevator, your elevator counterweight will be more than the right elevator counterweight (to counter the weight of the trim motor aft of the hinge line). On mine, I removed very little weight from my left counter weight, but I removed quite a lot of the right elevator counterweight. Adjusting the elevator counterweights to achieve balance should be done independently of each other. On mine, I laid a small hand towel on the elevator to simulate the weight of the paint. Itís a guess on the paint weight, but it should be close enough.
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