## SCALE WEIGHTS

By Carl Homan

Many modelers, at times have wondered what the scale weight of a particular model would be. Taking 1/48 of the weight of a model would make the scale weight quite high, for example, a 1/48 scale F-4C phantom II would weight several hundred pounds.

I asked a high school Physics teacher this question about scale weight. In a matter of seconds, he laid out the solution. Take the scale (1/48, 1/72, etc.) and cube it (483, 723, etc.) Divide that number into actual weight, and the result is the scale weight.

Example: An F4-C Phantom II Weights 28,539 pounds empty.

1/48 scale – 28,539 divided by 483 (110592) = .258 pounds

1/72 scale – 28,539 divided by 723 (373248) = .8 pounds

For kilograms, divide the weight in pounds by 2.2

This formula can be applied to any model or any scale.

I asked a high school Physics teacher this question about scale weight. In a matter of seconds, he laid out the solution. Take the scale (1/48, 1/72, etc.) and cube it (483, 723, etc.) Divide that number into actual weight, and the result is the scale weight.

Example: An F4-C Phantom II Weights 28,539 pounds empty.

1/48 scale – 28,539 divided by 483 (110592) = .258 pounds

1/72 scale – 28,539 divided by 723 (373248) = .8 pounds

For kilograms, divide the weight in pounds by 2.2

This formula can be applied to any model or any scale.