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Tail Weight

Chris Sheehan, Mississauga, ON (RV-6)

Hereís a thought for you. I ordered the Ďold styleí tail kit (Iím probably the last to do so). They sent me the -8 rudder counterweight by mistake. I weighed it today. Itís almost 2 lbs!

So in addition to the -8 rudder and VS being larger (and hence heavier),  the rudderís also counterbalanced to the tune of about 2 lbs.  So despite all the talk from Vanís about weight in the tail (lighting, paint, primer etc) they just slipped in an additional 2-plus pounds!  Makes me feel better about using a little more primer!

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