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Thanks for all the support it makes all worth it.
Not installing canisters will save a lot weight, but it is hard to do for several reasons. One, the amount I paid for the set and just put them into the draw and then spend more money buying stock mufflers is hard to do. The system I bought is not that heavy the full system weight is 31.2oz. Then minus the stock mufflers weight it ends up not be that bad. I must say I do like the sound of canisters. But if I had to do it again stock mufflers would have been used.Boy do I love visual progress like this! You'd save another 4lbs if you didn't use the cannisters. That would be easy to omit last minute though.
I've always enjoyed seeing your wood working skills, whenever I imagine a beautiful wood joint - it looks like your work in my head . . . not how I do it though ha ha!
I agree with you about 5 years ago I started installing canister mufflers on all my planes. Just like with this plane I got into a bit of a weight problem, but decided to add the canisters anyway and try to remove the weight in other areas as much as possible.I hate mufflers. Canisters only on my planes. I’ve got a few videos of Antonio Desouza tossing my ‘canister heavy’ planes around like a rag doll.
I didn’t think canisters were that much of a weight increase, my planes rocket straight up as far as I want when I hit the throttle.
I was doing a slow knife edge flyby with my 3W powered/canistered Yak a couple of years ago and someone asked me if my plane was electric powered. That’s how a plane should sound. I hate mufflers.