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  1. #1
    LargeScale88's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
    Marion, IA

    AMA weight limit for model airplanes


    As I've been working on my B-17, I've been thinking about how much its gonna weigh. I Think the AMAlimit is 55 pounds.

    Is that 55 pounds loaded with fuel? Or just the airplane with no fuel?

    If I have to get it certified, do I just get it certified once, and forget about it? I don't have to get it certified at every event?

    Mine came in at 59.5 pounds with fuel. So if it was without fuel, I know ways to reduce the weigh below 55 without fuel.


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    JohnBuckner's Avatar
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    Dec 2001
    Kingman, AZ

    RE: AMA weight limit for model airplanes

    The weight limit is 55 pounds with fuel ready to fly and any airplane between 55 and 100 that you want AMA insurance coverage for and to fly at an AMA chartered clubs flying site you must obtain an experimental permit and you need to go to the horses mouth for the info on a permit rather than here.

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    RCU Forum Manager/Admin RCKen's Avatar
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    Jul 2002
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    RE: AMA weight limit for model airplanes

    As this question has been asked in multiple forums (here and in the AMAforum) Iam going to lock down this thread.

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