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    Quote Originally Posted by 1934A View Post
    What did it weigh before the rework?
    I don’t know the exact number but it was around 930 pounds as it had a parachute, ACME’s, ACME stinger with the baby bushwheel, etc. I think a well optioned LSA Norden with 26” Airstreaks could come in around 850 pounds with ACME’s and a T3 tailwheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetcat11 View Post
    I don’t know the exact number but it was around 930 pounds as it had a parachute, ACME’s, ACME stinger with the baby bushwheel, etc. I think a well optioned LSA Norden with 26” Airstreaks could come in around 850 pounds with ACME’s and a T3 tailwheel.
    Set up like that @ 850lbs is a recipe for a great performer! Hope to see it offered in kit form eventually!
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    I'm really curious to see actual weights. Knowing what an 850lb plane looks like and how few items you can have on such a plane and then seeing the Norden with all the gizmos and slats...something doesn't add up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash, Jr. View Post
    I'm really curious to see actual weights. Knowing what an 850lb plane looks like and how few items you can have on such a plane and then seeing the Norden with all the gizmos and slats...something doesn't add up.
    Well everything you see in the pictures I just posted minus the 29” tires for 22” tires weighs in at 800 pounds empty. I’m figuring the 915 SLSA models will come in around 850-875 pounds as the US requires more equipment anyways and how most here will have them optioned.

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    Well then I'm impressed. It just seems that level of fit and finish and lots of instruments would weigh more but maybe they have it worked out. Is the Rotax that much lighter than a small continental?
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    The 915 iS weighs about as much as an O-200D installed at around 200 pounds and is good for 145HP to 15,000FT. They weighed the engine attached to the firewall with propeller and spinner and it weighed in at 243 pounds.

    It is extremely impressive and there are many carbon fiber parts used throughout such as the cowling, floorboards, drooped tips, and a new 80” 4 blade E-PROPS propeller that only weighs 5.3 pounds! I can’t wait to see what this week brings for new testing and evaluation with this lighter empty weight.

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