3 seat Cruzer loaded in the back

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Mark Schoening

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Have you ever performed a Weight and Balance? On Zenith website there is weight and balance form to down load for their 750 Cruzer and instructions on how to weigh the airplane and calculate it.
 

michael Hille

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Hi Mark yes I have done a very through W&B and I can’t load this aircraft outside it’s limits staying within My MTOW of 750KG . Now remembering this is a custom Cruzer and I have 160hp engine and modified the cabin structure wings and airframe, it is registered as a 3 seat aircraft under Experimental I can load 100kg in the back and still be within the limits. It actually flys really nice with weight .
 

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I think most see the title of the thread and think it’s a question instead of a statement of what you can put in.
 

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Ahhh yes I see it could be taken that way,
Thanks for pointing that out .
Hello Michael,

Curious as to the structural mods you did to your Cruzer. Big fan of the Cruzer and wish they would make an HD version like they do the STOL version. Maybe its just a matter of time... My wife and I just adopted a baby and now my needs of a 2 seat home built has expanded to at lest 3 and there are a lot less choices.
 

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Hello Michael,

Curious as to the structural mods you did to your Cruzer. Big fan of the Cruzer and wish they would make an HD version like they do the STOL version. Maybe its just a matter of time... My wife and I just adopted a baby and now my needs of a 2 seat home built has expanded to at lest 3 and there are a lot less choices.
I agree they should definitely make a HD version so I beefed up the cabin frame with thicker wall and added gussets to the joints adders additional gussets to the landing gear weldmet additional doublers around the cabin reinforced baggage area stainless avex rivets in high stress areas wing doublers reinforced firewall bigger brakes and the list goes on also if you look at the g loading of +6 you could reduce to +4 for more safety factor .
 

michael Hille

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Hello Michael,

Curious as to the structural mods you did to your Cruzer. Big fan of the Cruzer and wish they would make an HD version like they do the STOL version. Maybe its just a matter of time... My wife and I just adopted a baby and now my needs of a 2 seat home built has expanded to at lest 3 and there are a lot less choices.
And also congratulations on your new baby
 
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