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Old 11-16-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Question about weighing 35% or bigger

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I ran into a bit of a problem weighing my 35% Extra. For my 27% I used the weighing method to get the CG right. The CG is good on my 35% but I want to find exactly where it is on the plane so that when I add my smoke system I can make sure its right. Anyway I have food scale that only goes up to 11 pounds, and of course at the main wheels it is just over 11 pounds. So my question is what do you guys use to weigh your large planes? All the accurate food scales I have found only go to 11 pounds. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Old 11-16-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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Re: Question about weighing 35% or bigger

I have an old butchers scale that goes to 33 lbs
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Re: Question about weighing 35% or bigger

Tyler, one of the easier ways of doing this, besides the use of several weighings and calculating the gross weight, is to get yourself a digital scale that keeps the last reading for several minutes.

Set it up in the middle of the floor, weigh yourself and note the reading, then repeat the exercise with the plane in your arms or nose-down between your feet.

ALternate is to get a good liar's fishing scale and weigh the model as a whole via a sling.

Other than that, you're alternate is to get multiple scales and read each wheel.

No, not being facetious but these are your only routes.
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