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Weight & Balance101  for Homebuilts

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Now!  We have finally achieved our goal of producing the easiest to understand demonstration on  how to calculate the weight and balance numbers for your homebuilt aircraft!

Buy it now for $33
(Includes postage)

Completing a Zenith aircraft requires you to calculate and document the weight & balance figures for your plane and present them to the inspector...and for many homebuilders this task is confusing and complicated -- however, we have a video to make this task simple and easy to understand.

This DVD is specifically designed to teach the experimental aircraft homebuilder who is not comfortable with weight & balance concepts how to perform the required weight & balance calculations for their aircraft. We make it easy for you to understand the concepts required to perform your own weight and balance analysis on your aircraft and then document the findings for the inspection process.  The video begins by presenting the big picture of the importance of weight & balance for safe aircraft flight, and then progresses through each step using video 'chapters' with detailed explanations. More experienced builders can skip through the chapters to find the information they need. The weight & balance worksheets that are required for your inspection process are displayed on screen, and the instructor explains what they mean and how to fill them out.  Some of the highlights of this DVD include:

Target audience: those builders who are new or uncomfortable with weight & balance issues as they apply to a new homebuilt

A great refresher course for those who have previously worked with weight  & balance as part of pilot training

Explains WHAT weight & balance is and WHY it is so important

What the dangerous effects of overweight or out of balance conditions have on aircraft performance

How often do weight and balance calculations have to be performed

How to weigh your homebuilt aircraft

How to determine the center of gravity (CG) location on your homebuilt

What calculations and mathematical formulas are required

Demonstrations of weight & balance calculations for a typical homebuilt

How to understand and fill out weight & balance worksheets for your inspection process

Typical loading scenarios that your inspector wants to see documented

What documentation has to be carried in your aircraft at all times

Computer spreadsheet demonstration for 'what if' loading scenarios

Methods for calculating the adjustments of your load to achieve proper balance

Questions and answers from students regarding common weight & balance issues

This affordable DVD video is approximately 90 minutes in length and is divided into 9 'chapters' to make navigation and review of desired sections fast and easy  The $33 price includes first class postage. (International orders welcome, postage included!) It is certainly a great way to save time and aggravation towards completing the required weight & balance procedures for your homebuilt project while preparing for a safe, first flight.

$33.00  Includes First class USPS shipping

You can use your credit card by pressing the button below (uses secure connection)

 OR you can send a check for $33 to:

Box 111
Brussels, WI 54204

Snippet from video:

Video includes demonstration of a computer spreadsheet for W&B 'what if' scenarios:


Step by step, this video presentation shows you what weight & balance is, why it is so important, how to calculate the numbers for your homebuilt, and what documentation is required for your inspection process -- the paperwork that has to be carried in your plane at all times!

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