• Weight and Balance

    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

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