|May 14, 2002, 02:18 PM|
Joined Jan 2001
Weight/Loading differences between LT40 and Kadet Senior
Topic says it all. I learned on a Senior and have decided to build another, but wondering about a comparison in weight and loading. TIA, Todd
|May 14, 2002, 07:34 PM|
Philadelphia PA USA
Joined Jun 2001
I can offer a comparison that may be of some use if you look at the smaller Sig trainers as I built both the Seniorita and the LT-25.
The Seniorita wing area is 746 sq.in., weight complete (taildragger) 61 oz. for a wing loading of 11.8 oz./sf. The LT-25 wing is 724 sq.in., weight 68 oz. with a loading of 13.5 oz/sf. Both planes had the same OS.25 engine and similar radio gear and covering material.
Now for the comments which you did not ask for. (G)
Both planes are fine fliers. The Seniorita is lovely to look at and the LT-25 is graceless. The Seniorita instructions are hopelessly out of date (how to use silkspan, why to consider using a throttle!) and it is excessively complex in the cabin area. The LT-25 is a masterful redesign to take advantage of laser cutting technology which produces a marvelous light, strong, accurate wing and the instructions are excellent. As you are experienced builder you can just take your choice. But I would steer any newcomer away from the Seniorita.
|Category||Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Discussion||Kadet Senior Completion / Weight? CG?||Rhathid||Fuel Plane Talk||2||May 05, 2007 12:18 PM|
|Discussion||weight differences between 18ga and 16ga wires||cyclonite||Power Systems||0||Nov 24, 2006 11:14 AM|
|What thrust line for twin Kadet Senior?||temacc||Sport Planes||13||Jul 21, 2001 10:02 AM|
|Kadet Senior ailerons? flaps?||wesdjohn||Electric Plane Talk||5||Jun 02, 2001 11:37 AM|
|Differences between DX motors vs. 280||atsiang||Parkflyers||2||May 19, 2001 12:36 AM|