With support from the local aircraft works, I did the weighing of the Rebel this morning.
I am quite happy with the results: Although I installed a ballistic recovery system the total weight of the Rebel is 382 kg. I had 176 kg on every wheel in the front and 30 kg on the tail wheel.
This comes out to a C of G of 0,42 meters A.O.D.
Datum line is leading edge of wing. Murphy specifies 10.85 to 18.10 inches (0.2756 m to 0.4974 m), so 0,42 is quite in the middle. This gives us 60 kgs of useful baggage load, even with full tanks.
|Weight [kg]||Distance [m]||MOMENT [kg*m]|
|G1L, left wheel||176||0,025||4,4|
|G1R, right wheel||176||0,025||4,4|
|G2, tail wheel||30||5,00||150|
|Basic Empty Weight||382||0,42||158,8|