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Old 03-28-2013, 07:13 PM
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Question I weighed my -8 today, it seems a little heavy to me.

My -8 weighed in at 1121 lbs. Is it just me or does this seem a little heavy?.

Equipment list:

O-360 Lycoming.
Catto 3 blade prop.
Dynon D-100 and D-120.
Radio stack.
Odyssey pc-680 battery.
Classic aero seats.
Hooker harnesses.
Whelan microburst strobes.
fire extinguisher and first aid kit.
ELT.
Painted.

Weight includes engine oil, unusable fuel and brake fluid.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:22 PM
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Paul,

After paint (28 lbs) mine came in at 1149

I do have a pretty full avionics suite, 180HP, CS.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:35 PM
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Mine was 1100 lbs before paint - I wasn't working hard to keep it light.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:54 PM
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1120 lbs, no fuel, 7qts oil, interior panels and seats, Todd's canopy, grove gear, Hartzel, dual Dynons, PC680, O-360. Not painted.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:03 PM
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Mine is at 1099 on certified scales with similar equipment. I do not think that your out of the ballpark.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:15 PM
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1144. Inverted fuel/oil, big 200hp angle valve, heavy Hartzell, extra large smoke system
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:06 PM
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I'm at 1143 with lots of glass in the panel, angle valve, and Hartzell C/S prop...
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:19 PM
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Clearly your plane is a danger to you and all around you. Your only option is to ship it to me for proper disposal.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:41 PM
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It does seem slightly heavy equipped the way it is. Most of the other responders have metal C/S props which are good for about 50lbs. The Catto shouldn't weigh anywhere near that. You don't mention interior finishing or insulation? That can add up. It's painted but are the gear fairings installed?

In any case it's a fantastic machine. Your gonna love it!
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