Jake Reyna's Blog – April 2010 Archive (2)

Weight & Balance 417SX

First I want to start by saying some stuff was missing. One set of seats and wing root fairings. I made my seats and the wing root fairings will be Carbon Fiber, maybe 10 pounds total. From the beginning I concentrated on building light. No wheel pants. Jabiru 3300 with a custom FWF. Grove gear. Wood propeller.

Second, I had Arnie the A&P at U76 use his certified scales.

Empty weight: 686 pounds

Left wheel: 231 pounds

Right wheel: 219 pounds

Nose wheel: 236… Continue

Added by Jake Reyna on April 21, 2010 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

Update - Airworthiness

I plan on completing the discrepancy list by Wednesday and then head back to Astoria. Talked to the DAR, Jim Gilchrist, yesterday to verify the timeline once I had submitted the Notarized statement addressing the list. He's out of town until May 1 and will send out the Airworthiness as soon as he receives the paperwork. So, I'll be legal soon thereafter, yahoo!

Last item on the list will be Weight & Balance. I'm going to have the local A&P use his scales. I've tried to build as… Continue

Added by Jake Reyna on April 20, 2010 at 8:07am — 9 Comments

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