Am I missing something here? On page 15 of the SR22 POH that I downloaded, BTW, which took forever to print, the maximum useful full fuel payload is noted as 720 lbs. I would love for this to be the case but my math says around 650 lbs. I used 84 gal.@ 6lbs/gal. Max useful load is 1150lbs. Fuel load is about 500 lbs. giving us 650lbs. Did they leave out the parachute on their measured bird? (joking)
Chris SR22 #102
Chris, My empty weight is exactly 2250 with a gross of 3400 which leaves 1150 by my math. this BTW included the REIFF engine pre-heater.
Subtract 480 Lbs of fuel (81 x 6 = 486 - 1 gallon for start-up and taxi). This leaves a UL FF of 670. That equates to two 185 lb men, two 135 lb women and 20 lbs of luggage & 10 lbs of flying gear. Not too bad for a 600 - 700 NM range.
Decrease the range by about 125 miles (13 gallons of fuel) and you can increase the luggage to about 100 lbs. That will even make MY wife happy !
Also, FYI, the plane after mine had a 50 lb LOWER empty weight. Congrats Philip: you won the lottery!