I'm doing some pre-planning for a bush flight with the Icon A5, and I'm at CoG calculation.
This is the W&B form from the A5's POH:
I weigh 225 lbs. I'm simulating 111.6 lbs of gear which can be distributed between the luggage shelf and the passenger's seat. I then will bring the aircraft to MTOW with fuel.
My W&B looks like this:
CG Pos 150.85"
Which puts the CG nearly 3 full inches outside the envelope:
I've messed with the numbers a several ways, but no matter how I do, I can't get the CoG back in the envelope.
Am I missing something about the calculation process here, or is there basically no safe configuration of the A5 with a 225lb pilot?
I will note that MS Flight Simulator 2020 doesn't consider the CoG out of limits (it gets mad at you if it does) but I can definitely tell that takeoff performance is greatly impacted and god help me if I try to takeoff with any kind of right crosswind.