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Weighing A/C With Full Fuel Tanks?

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Feb 17, 2011
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I see most would say the proper way to weigh an a/c is with all usable fuel drained. It seems it would be easier to just fill up the tanks & subtract the fuel weight? Even though it may not be the totally by the book method, it would be easier & a lot closer than going with useful load data from years & years back.

How does one weigh a light plane? Do you move it up on some type of portable scales placed under the wheels? How many shops in a given area are set up to weigh small planes?

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