Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook [FAA-H-8083-1A] by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Aviation Supplies &

By Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA)

Weight and stability is a vital point to the protection of flight. An obese plane, or one whose heart of gravity is open air the allowable limits, is inefficient and unsafe to fly. The accountability for correct weight and stability keep watch over starts off with the engineers and architects, and extends to the pilot and mechanic who flies and keeps the airplane. This Federal Aviation management (FAA) booklet addresses this safety-crucial subject and in learning this instruction manual, pilots and Aviation upkeep Technicians (AMTs) will achieve the required wisdom almost about plane weight and stability, in instruction for the FAA wisdom examination in addition to secure flight and upkeep operations.

Basic plane weight and stability regulate rules and strategies for the instruction, and the particular weighing of an airplane begin the dialogue, together with the equipment of choosing the site of the empty weight middle of gravity. Loading computations with loading graphs and tables of weight and second indexes stick with, together with directions on deciding on the load and heart of gravity adjustments as a result of upkeep and changes or elimination and set up of kit. Chapters are devoted to light-sport plane, single-engine airplane, multi-engine airplane, and commuter and big airplane, in addition to helicopter weight and stability regulate and selecting lateral CG. additionally integrated are examples of fixing weight and stability difficulties utilizing a handheld digital calculator, E6-B flight machine, and a devoted digital flight computer.

This 2016 variation displays the most recent aviation approaches, apparatus, concepts, rules, and is a key reference within the FAA Airman Certification criteria (ACS). Illustrated all through with distinctive, full-color drawings, and contains a thesaurus and index.

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Convert the new CG location to % MAC. First, determine the distance between the CG location and LEMAC: 3. indd 5 3/13/07 11:03:16 AM 4. Determine the new weight and new CG by first determining the moment/1,000 of the added weight. 1 inches), and then divide this by 1,000. 5. Add the onloaded cargo weight and its moment/1,000 to the original weight and moment/1,000. 6. Determine the location of the new CG by dividing the total moment/1,000 by the total weight and multiplying this by the reduction factor of 1,000.

Forward Adverse-Loaded CG Check To conduct a forward CG check, make a chart that includes the airplane and any occupants and items of the load located in front of the forward CG limit. [Figure 5-7] Include only those items behind the forward limit that are essential to flight. This is the pilot and the minimum fuel. In this example, the pilot, whose nominal weight is 170 pounds, is behind the forward CG limit. The fuel is also behind the forward limit, so the minimum fuel is used. For weight and balance purposes, the minimum fuel is no more than the quantity needed for one-half-hour of operation at rated maximum continuous power.

See Figure 4-1 for an example of the data necessary for these calculations. 4 Determining the Loaded Weight and CG An important part of preflight planning is to determine that the aircraft is loaded so its weight and CG location are within the allowable limits. [Figure 4-2] There are two ways of doing this: by the computational method using weight, arms, and moments; and by the loading graph method, using weight and moment indexes. Figure4-2. Airplane loading diagram. Computational Method The computational method uses weights, arms, and moments.

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