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Scott
Scott
Taylorcrafter
"c-fclr.blogspot.com"
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Joined: 09-21-2013
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Canada
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  • I think this (from the BC12D TDS) is what I was trying to remember with respect to CG range:
    (I removed the references to floatplane for ease of reading)

    "Center of Gravity (C.G. Range) Landplane: (+14.2) to (+20.0)

    Empty Weight C.G. Range Landplane: (+14.8) to (+17.9)
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  • Glad we cleared that up!

    Re aft CofG... the futher aft the empty CofG is the more attention you need to pay to loading. Pretty much everything you do in normal operations moves the CofG aft. Load moves CofG aft. Burning off fuel & oil moves it aft. Seems to me there is some additional...
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  • beg to differ with you Hank... all the distances must be horizontal. The easiest way to do this is to simply plot all the distances on a level floor below a level aircraft.

    So, drop your plumb bob from the leading edge, mark station zero on the floor. Drop the plumb bob from the tail...
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  • There are many variables including which tail wheel is installed as this changes the arm by several inches. Then there's a myriad of potential engine and equipment combinations which will all have an impact. Maybe best to compare C of G location rather than a single variable like tail weight....
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