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Thread: Scale for hanger?

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    Default Scale for hanger?

    What Is everyone doing for a scale for loading weight and balance? Just a bathroom scale? Or just best guestimate. With myself,wife,son and full tanks I will be within 150 lbs of max.sorry if itís a dumb question.

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    I use a little hand held digital baggage scale. Has a little nylon strap and a hook..can neak right up to gross...when all the stuff-ez fits...


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    I've used a bathroom scale. Some years back I took my pre-teen granddaughters home from Tacoma to Spokane, WA. They had been with us for 10 days or so. They had just a "bit" of baggage. I got out the scale and we were within a couple of pounds of gross wt.
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    Default Re: Scale for hanger?

    I have a digital postage scale. Pretty handy.

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    I have used a bathroom scale and digital fish scale.
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    I would never have a scale in the hangar, I might be tempted to step on it.

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    Default Re: Scale for hanger?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertC View Post
    I would never have a scale in the hangar, I might be tempted to step on it.
    You could use a fish scale. Nah! You might hang your self with it.

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    I'm going to try to find a non digital bathroom scale to leave in the hanger and a hanging scale to keep in the plane. As a new and paranoid pilot want to be accurate

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    As an old paranoid pilot I weigh my stuff much to my wife’s chagrin. Especially her stuff.
    Other signs of what you might say is paranoia is two sets of tie downs and a spare tailwheel; based on previous experience.
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    Tie downs are on the list. This is our first first plane, much to learn.

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