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Old 11-16-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Weight of OEM WRX wing?

Whats the weight of an OEM WRX wing? I trying to setup a UPS pick up & I dont have a home scale, nor do I want to carry it into the grocery store to weigh.
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:16 PM   #2
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Not sure, but don't forget you also need to include the box and packing materials. I think the best bet is to just weigh it somehow.
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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that thing is light....Im pretty sure
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Old 11-16-2004, 07:04 PM   #4
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The wing itself weighs about 5 lbs.
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Old 11-16-2004, 07:18 PM   #5
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balance it with a known volume of water over a railing or something, teeter-totter style on a board (just makesure the container with water and the wing are equal distances from the balance point.

Water has a mass of 8.34 lb/gallon.

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Old 11-17-2004, 06:19 PM   #6
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balance it with a known volume of water over a railing or something, teeter-totter style on a board (just makesure the container with water and the wing are equal distances from the balance point.

Water has a mass of 8.34 lb/gallon.

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Old 11-17-2004, 08:14 PM   #7
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Yeah... sure sounds like a good way to break your wing to me
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Old 11-18-2004, 10:36 AM   #8
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but how much does the container weigh that holds the water? :P
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Old 11-18-2004, 11:04 AM   #9
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I suppose if you were pretty dense, you could manage to damage the wing. THe best method would be to just ask a friend to help if you have that problem, and you could use your head for the balance point.

I assumed that anyone could figuer out the method. I guess I was wrong.

Find you beam for balancing, place it on the balance point (unless you are slow in the head you won't pick the peak of your house or some other witless place to do it ), put a container to hold the water on one end and balance it. After you have done that, mark the center of the balance point, and where the center of the container is. Then measure the distance between the two lines, and place a third line on the beam on the oposite side of the center balance point. At this time, your simple balance is now "zeroed". The distance in the pictue is a tenth or two shy of 5 inches.



Hint: I didn't take a picture, but I used coffee cups that would not support the ends when it was ballanced, but would support one end while it was lower than the other so that the whole thing wouldn't slide off on to the counter. This is where a second set of hands or a little fore sight helps.

Next place the item you would like to find the mass of centered on the mark opposite of the container, and start adding water to balance the system. When it is level, it is ballanced. It will hep to go a little past level to insure that you don't have somthing wrong where it won't allow the beam to teeter freely. It helps the accuracy allot if you use a curved balance point. If you are so inclined, you can use a knife edge for even more accuracy.





You might be able to see the water level in the picture, but it is just below 7oz of water. You can search online to find that 1 oz of water is equilivent to 0.0078125 US gallons.

Multiplying 7 * .0078125 gives you 0.054675 gallons or approximatly 0.055 gallons.

SInce a gallon of water equals 8.34 gallons, multiply 8.34 * 0.055 and you end up finding that the Master Chief action figuer weighs 0.4587 pounds.

I did this while I was making/eating an egg sandwich for breakfast. THe whole process (minus the time to post this crap for the retards and smartass's ) took about 8 minutes.

Obviously your best bet would be to package it first if you intend to send it because you pay for total weight, not just whats in the box.

Another method of this same idea, is to put a known mass on one end of the beam, and balance it with what you want to find the mass to. When it is balanced, 1. measure the distance to the known mass and multiply it by the distance and record the result, 2. then find the distance to the unknown mass and 3. Divide the number you recorded in 1 by the distance in 2 and you will have the mass of the object you didn't previously know.

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