Flyoff Weight approx = 1024 lbs. I don't consider this a problem as I was concerned a lighter build would not be as stable in modest winds. Robert had mentioned the 300 lb useful load spec was minimal.
This is roughly 250 lbs heavier that the A/A spec sheet. Pwr/Wt = 10 lbs/HP Wing loading = 7.2 lbs/sqft
So as expected things appear a little nose heavy. The majority of the fabric and paint is behind the C.G. limit so I will need to wait a bit to calculate the exact ballast necessary in the tail.
2. Install throttle cable. Status: Complete. I measured the distances between the quadrant and engine throttle to order a custom cable previously. I received it yesterday and installed it today. The only issue encountered was the gap in the quadrant was too narrow for a clevis pin. I ended up adding shims to the quadrant to enlarge the gap. I also used a bolt as a pin instead of a clevis pin. Unlike a clevis pin which is drilled for a cotter key the bolt is held with a lock nut and Loctite. Hopefully it will not loosen over time. The throttle action worked fine.