Replaced the left fuel drain with a new one. It wouldn't always seal after draining fuel. Then replaced the O-Ring in the offending item and tucked it away in the fly-away kit as a spare.
I also re-weighed the plane after installing a bunch of goodies since the original W&B was done and moving from a Lithium to a lead-acid battery.
The current W&B is now:
Left: 404 Lbs
Nose: 239.5 Lbs
Right: 398 Lbs
TOTAL: 1042.2 Lbs
and a BEWCG of 77.63
This represents a 60 Lb increase and 1.07" aft change from the original weigh-in, however, in that time, the following have been added:
- Dynon autopilot servos x 2
- Second 10" SkyView screen
- Dynon Transponder
- Dynon ARINC Module
- KLN-90B GPS
- All wheel & gear fairings
- FullRiver HC20 lead-acid battery (14.5Lb increase right here!)
- Second seat frame & automotive seat cushions on both
- First aid kit on the rear bulkhead
- Cowling, wheel fairings & tail fairing painted.
Verifying the scales are accurate - or at least, agree with each other. Two agreed, one was 50g off. Close enough...
A couple of ramps, and the hook from a winch the hangar's original builder thoughtfully provided, to pull his '185 in, tail first...
Step 3: Centering it up.
Step 4 weigh in time...twice, then average the weights. 400g difference in total BEW across the two weigh-ins. Close enough.
Step 5. Maths time.. I'll spare you the that. I cheated and used Excel!