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Weight and Balance

[ 6 hour]

July 19 and September 12
Initial weight and balance test being carried out to determine that the centre of gravity is within the manufacturer's specifications and the weight is below 544Kg.

AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION
Aircraft Type BushCaddy   AUF Reg. No. 19-3670
Model R80   Serial No. CA-001-077
Wooden Propeller

Sweetapple

 

Diameter: 60 inch

Pitch: 34 inch

         

WEIGHT AND BALANCE SHEET

NO PILOT - NO FUEL   PILOT 80Kg - NO FUEL   PILOT 80Kg - 50 LTRS FUEL
Port U/C 144.0   Port U/C 187.0   Port U/C 193.0
Starboard U/C 142.5   Starboard U/C 164.0   Starboard U/C 175.0
Nose Wheel 84.0   Nose Wheel 101.0   Nose Wheel 106.0

TOTAL

370.5  

TOTAL

452.0

 

TOTAL

474.0
Centre of Gravity 1939mm   Centre of Gravity 1943mm   Centre of Gravity 1899mm

REMARKS: This aricraft is to be placarded to 50 Litres of fuel with 59Kg useful load, or, 80Kg pilot and full fuel load of 80 Litres

*All weight measurements in Kg.            *Centre of Gravity Datum taken from spinner

PREFERRED WEIGHT AND BALANCE FIGURES - MAXIMUM MTOW (544Kg)

Option Weight Kg
Empty Aircraft 316.0
Pilot 80.0
Passenger 80.0
Fuel - 80 Litres x 0.72 57.6
Luggage 10.4

TOTAL

544.0

Ways of reducing weight during construction and fitout:
1. Smaller and narrower tyres, wheels and rims
2. Reduce the weight for the hydraulic disks and brake pad assembly
3. Manufacture the nose wheel assembly from stainless or chrome molley pipe
4. Centre control stick be made of stainless or chrome molley pipe
5. Construct bucket seat shells from carbon fiber or fiberglass with minimum upholstery

6. Engine Options

Aircraft Engines Jabiru

Rotax

Sub 4

VW

Hirth

2200 3300

912 A

912 ULS2

912 S

914 UL-2

Sub4

1800

2000

F30

F30-S

F30-ES

HP 80 120 83 95 95 100 115 80 100 85 100 110
RPM 3300 3300 5500 5500 5500 5500 5500 4000 4000 5500 6200 6200
Dry Weight Kg. 60 81 60 62 62 70 92 84 92 63 63 63
Oil Capacity Litres 2.3 3.75 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.5 4.0 4.0 TBA TBA TBA

* as advertised by the manufacturer on their website with standard options and should be used as a guide only.

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