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Author Topic: Weight and balance.  (Read 2877 times)

sbdpilot

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Weight and balance.
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:13:50 pm »
My aircraft is very nose heavy. Looking for a legal location to attach some aft ballast. Any ideas?

Dhavillandpilot

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Re: Weight and balance.
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 06:24:54 pm »
I had the same problem with my 695.

Our structural engineer ok'd putting ballast on the rear frame. We now have 19kgs there and the cog has moved back to more acceptable levels

ghancock

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Re: Weight and balance.
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 09:59:15 pm »
I'm not sure there is a "LEGAL" place to put that.  Its just a matter of finding a structural place to put it and the farther back the less weight needed obviously.  There are plenty of places to put it though back there.  My airplane has 400lbs of crap back there so I know it can handle it most anywhere :-)

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Bruce Byerly

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Re: Weight and balance.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 01:54:12 am »
What plane?  Many if not most of the turbines have accommodations for lead on the aft side of the last bulkhead.

sbdpilot

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Re: Weight and balance.
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 09:19:18 pm »
It's a 500A with a Colemill 300 conversion.

ghancock

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Re: Weight and balance.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 09:05:04 am »
Have you figured out how much weight you need and how far back?  There used to be radio shelves and stuff back in the tail that I'm sure will support a good bit of weight.  Do you have any numbers you can share?

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