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- Dec 2, 2008
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- New Zealand
ICP still quotes the empty weight of a Savannah S to be 286 kg plus or minus 10%. In other words, a range of 257.4 kg to 314.6 kg. See the picture of the official plaque for my plane.No Hank...they are super thin and if they were hard alu lines them maybe ok but you have a lot of vibrations in and around the engine....I dont know Hank it just doesnt sit right with my brain about using that...give me the correct rubber style lined reinforced hose any day..also for ICP its a way or further reducing build weight too
The 286 kg mass is close to the Zenith CH701 planes the earlier Savannahs were derived from.
I have never heard of anyone completing a Savannah S at 257.4 kg: not even the unpainted, fixed seat, two-tank, non-extended baggage variant fitted with an 80 hp Rotax as they have in Europe. I have heard of quite a number of people completing their Savannah S around the upper end of the range of 314.6 kg.
Perhaps these fuel lines are on of ICP's measures to reduce weight closer to the more realistic officially quoted weight?
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