Appreciate the input yesterday.
Continuing to work on the article I wanted to get an idea of what the weight was per minute of flight time. If someone wanted a machine that flew for an hour, for example, what would that weigh? How about if an instructor putting a beginner on it only needed 10 minutes?
To make this easier I added to the spreadsheet these calculations. You can enter the desired flight time and it will show how much the battery capacity would weigh as well as the fuel. The empty gas motor and no-battery electric motor weight is included so I (or any user) can see to machine’s all-up weight.
Any input as to the logic or defaults would be greatly appreciated. My deadline is Friday. Ed Ewing (editor) is excited by the prospect of this machine and what it offers as am I. We want the most accurate, real-world information in the article.