Ref seats, Maule’s seats are absolutely horrible, a lot like maybe a 60’s VW seats or some other budget automobile way back when seats were flat.
Anyway Oregon Aero absolutely transformed my seats, I didn’t think it possible, but where my back was hurting in that flat seat that if anything was caved in some in the middle in an hour I could fly comfortably for hours with the Oregon Aero seats.
Has anyone sent the seats to Oregon Aero?
On the sand, we will need 100 lbs with both of us and full fuel in the baggage compt, puts us at 100 over max gross, but at the edge of CG limits, of course off loading fuel puts us within CG and below max gross.
I don’t worry as much about max gross, a 10% overload used to be easy to get the AK FSDO to buy off on, over gross tells me to back off some on turbulence penetration speed and maneuvering G’s, but we don’t fly that way anyway, and would be below max gross on landing.
But CG, depending on what set the limits, could maybe be trouble.
I’ve been told by one of Aero Commanders test pilots that was at the Albany plant why the airplane is so restricted on CG range at higher weights, but as I’ve not seen an Engineering report, I can’t be sure.
However those Engineering reports should still exist