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520 kg vs 560 kg

g2omer

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Hi, I have a question , where is the difference between a savannah vg mtow 520kg and savannah vg 560 kg?
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Francois
 

rick morawski

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Hi, I have a question , where is the difference between a savannah vg mtow 520kg and savannah vg 560 kg?
Thanks
Francois
Hi,
The differences are-
1)Double plate front strut to wing attachment. (Easy to see if you are checking)
2)Thicker front wing attach plate.
3)extra doubler angles inside the Lower rear fuselage.
4) extra frames inside the rear fuselage, in between the original frames, so rear fuse frames are only about 300 mm apart.
Hope that helps.
Rick
 

Farley

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The road so far !...................... sorry Winchester's I could not resist that LOL

I could not get the new strut connectors to fit in the old existing struts the new ones are 27mm OD and the old ones 25.8mm
I could buy new struts and more strut ends or modify the existing ones. Modifying would save all the extra work of cutting and drilling struts and the expense
What do you think ?
 

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I must also point out that the new wing attachment plate is 5mm and the old one is 3mm. The toungue a groove arrangement on the frame
for attaching the wing is fine for a 3mm plate. |The 5mm is to thick and does not fit. I had to use a powerfile and sand down the 5mm plate down to 4mm and wedge open the mounting plates to accept the 4mm plate.
 

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The RAA will not change the max TO weight from the original registration even though you produce a the documentation and photographs and WB of the modifications, at least they wouldnt for me.
 

FarleyJ

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Thanks very interesting. I have not notified our CAA about the upgrades yet to get the TO weight changes. I was more concerned at change of ownership in getting the plane registered as owner/trainer in our local school. That way I could do my conversion training in it. When I renew the annual ATF I will attempt to make the changes