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Thread: No gross weight increase with STC ?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
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    Frederick, MD
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    Default No gross weight increase with STC ?

    I am performing the Wag Aero engine STC and it states that the W&B and Gross weight stays the same at 1650. Seems silly it does not allow the increase to 1950 or 2000. How do I go about getting this changed?

  2. #2
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    Jun 2008
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    Roseville, CA
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    I think the issue is that you have a Colt. The gross wt increase, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't apply to those, nor is it needed

    Kurt
    Ex-Vice President

    63' Colt

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
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    Delta, OH
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    Do any of the other STCs for a larger engine installation on Colts allow an increase in GTW?

    What size of engine are you putting in?

    Rick

  4. #4
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    May 2013
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    We installed the O-320-A2B @ 150 Hp. LOVE IT. I am going to talk to the FAA in Baltimore about the gross weight issue. My personal experiance is that it can handle more with no problem so the only issue may be the # of ribs in the wing holding us back. I do not think any of the engine STCs allow a gross weight increase.

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