FlyingMonkey Posted July 11, 2012 Report Share Posted July 11, 2012 Hello... I'm hoping to buy a CTSW sometime in the next 1-2 years, and I'm curious about the useful load. I know what the factory numbers are, and have seen lots of them for sale claiming 720lb empty and 600lb useful, but I think those are basically the factory numbers. I have seen other folks online claiming that those numbers are wildly optimistic and the real world W&B for any particular CTSW is often significantly less. The mission I'm envisioning is to be able to take 400lb of people, reasonable fuel (say for a 3hr leg) and decent baggage. I'd guess 550lb would be the minimum useful load I'd like to see in an airplane I bought, closer to 600lb would be much better. Can ya'll (yes, I'm in the south...) tell me what kind of actual, real world, verified with scales and good W&B calc numbers you see in a CTSW? Also, any information about installed equipment that you think significantly impacts your weight would be helpful. I'd like to hear from the CTLS guys too, but that will probably be outside my price range and I understand their numbers are a bit lower due to additional structural weight. Thanks! Andy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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