Yes, I have seen the various claims. 26 1/4 is very hard to believe given the size of the plane. Must have been some primo balsa.My point? I have heard of weight ranges anywhere from 26 to 29.5 pounds. Maybe it is lighter than you think?
I am headed to the field tomorrow and will have one of the guys help me weigh it. Yes, there is nothing extra so it will be a function of the frame weight. The only available reduction would be 1100's all the way around and save a max of 6 oz.
BTW, thanks for the input on the 40% designs out there. We are always looking for something a little bit better, even if it may not exist.