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Hello canard builders and pilots! I'm new here. Want to build Long EZ. Now in the planning stage. I want to make it light, ideally same weight as in plans. I know, some might say it's impossible. ---- I'm particularly interested in weights of airframe components. If someone has any info, statistics, please post your weight of airplane parts (wings, canard etc). Also would be great to know before and after finishing etc. Particularly I want to know the mass of canard (Roncz) without elevators to check if I calculate it correct. May calculations show ~ 7.7kg prior to finishing or 17.1lb Waiting for feedback!)
I am installing an autopilot trim servo to my Long EZ. I mounted the control servo to the bottom of the canard. I have mounted a 0.50" dia. X 1.00" lg. aluminum tube spacer and an AN3 bolt and nut to the left CS12 bracket. The spacer, bolt and nut connects to the elevator trim servo control rod. I believe these items need to be included in the weight and balance of the elevator. I have weighed the elevator with the spacer, bolt, and nut. The weight is 3 lb. 10 oz. which is under the 3 lb. 14 oz. max weight but the balance is 9 degrees which is outside the 12-22 degree balance limit. I can move the balance to 15 degrees by adding 1.8 oz. of lead weight to the outboard CS10 weight OR remove around 3 oz. of weight from the inboard CS11 weight. I am not sure what the corrective solution should be. Has anyone addressed this issue on your plane? I Would appreciate your input. Jerry324