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Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook FAA-H-8083-1A

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ISBN-10: 1560276762

ISBN-13: 9781560276760

Edition: N/A

Authors: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Aviation Supplies and Academics (ASA) Staff

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Weight and balance, two of the most important factors affecting flight safety, are thoroughly discussed in this official FAA handbook. Indispensable for those responsible for aircraft weight distribution—the engineers, designers, pilots, and aviation maintenance technicians—this guide clearly explains how to correctly determine the weight and center of gravity for any type of aircraft, including the new light-sport aircraft (LSA) and very light jet (VLJ) categories. Many test questions for the FAA Knowledge Exams for pilots come directly from this colorful, fully indexed guide.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 92
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Weight and Balance Control
Weight Control
Effects of Weight
Weight Changes
Stability and Balance Control
Weight Control for Aircraft other than Fixed and Rotorwing
Weight and Balance Theory and Documentation
Weight and Balance Theory
Aircraft Arms, Weights, and Moments
The Law of the Lever
Determining the CG
Shifting the CG
Basic Weight and Balance Equation
Shifting the Airplane CG
Weight and Balance Documentation
FAA-Furnished Information
Data Pertinent to Individual Models
CG Range
Utility Category
Empty Weight CG Range
Maximum Weights
Number of Seats
Maximum Baggage (Structural Limit)
Fuel Capacity
Oil Capacity (Wet Sump)
Data Pertinent to all Models
Leveling Means
Manufacturer-Furnished Information
Weighing the Aircraft and Determining the Empty-Weight Center of Gravity
Equipment for Weighing
Preparation for Weighing
Weigh Clean Aircraft Inside Hangar
Equipment List
Draining the Fuel
Other Fluids
Configuration of the Aircraft
Jacking the Aircraft
Leveling the Aircraft
Safety Considerations
Determining the Center of Gravity
Two Ways to Express CG Location
Empty-Weight Center of Gravity Formulas
Datum Forward of the Airplane-Nose Wheel Landing Gear
Datum Aft of the Main Wheels-Nose Wheel Landing Gear
Location of Datum
Datum Forward of the Main Wheels-Tail Wheel Landing Gear
Datum Aft of the Main Wheels-Tail Wheel Landing Gear
Location with Respect to the Mean Aerodynamic Chord
Small Fixed Wing Aircraft Operational Weight and Balance Computations
Determining the Loaded Weight and CG
Computational Method
Loading Graph Method
Moment Indexes
Loading Graph
Compute Weight and Balance Using the Loading Graph
Multiengine Airplane Weight and Balance Computations
Determining the Loaded CG
The Charp Method Using weight, Arm, and Moments
Determining the CG in Percent of MAC
The Chart Method Using Weight, and Moment Indexes
Center of Gravity Change After Repair or Alteration
Equipment List
Major Alteration and Repair
Weight and Balance Revision Record
Weight Changes Caused by a Repair or Alteration
Computations Using Weight, Arm, and Moment
Computations Using Weight and Moment Indexes
Empty-Weight CG Range
Adverse-Loaded CG Checks
Forward Adverse-Loaded CG Check
Aft Adverse-Loaded CG Check
Temporary Ballast
Temporary Ballast Formula
Permanent Ballast
Weight and Balance Control-Helicopters
Determining the Loaded CG of a Helicopter
Effects of Offloading Passengers and Using Fuel
Large Aircraft Weight and Balance
Weighing Procedures
Determining the Empty Weight and EWCG
Determining the Loaded CG of the Airplane in Percent MAC
On Board Aircraft Weighing System
Determining the Correct Stabilizer Trim Setting
Stabilizer Trim Setting in % MAC
Stabilizer Trim Setting in Units ANU (Airplane Nose Up)
Determining CG Changes Caused by Modifying the Cargo
Effects of Loading or Offloading Cargo
Effects of Onloading Cargo
Effects of Shifting Cargo from One Hold to Another
Determining Cargo Pallet Loads with Regard to Floor Loading Limits
Determining the Maximum Amount of Payload That Can Be Carried
Determining the Landing Weight
Determining the Minutes of Fuel Dump Time
Weight and Balance of Commuter Category Airplanes
Determining the Loaded Weight and CG
Determining the Changes in CG When Passengers are Shifted
Determining Changes in Weight and CG When the Airplane is Operated in its Cargo Configuration
Determining the CG Shift When Cargo is Moved From One Section to Another
Determining the CG Shift When Cargo is Added or Removed
Determining Which Limits are Exceeded
Use of Computers for Weight and Balance Computations
Using an Electronic Calculator to Solve Weight and Balance Problems
Using an E6-B Flight Computer to Solve Weight and Balance Problems
Using a Dedicated Electronic Flight Computer to Solve Weight and Balance Problems
Typical Weight and Balance Problems
Determining CG in Inches From the Datum
Nose Wheel Airplane with Datum Ahead of the Main Wheels
Nose Wheel Airplane with Datum Behind the Main Wheels
Tail Wheel Airplane with Datum Ahead of the Main Wheels
Tail Wheel Airplane with Datum Behind the Main Wheels
Determining CG, Given Weights and Arms
Determining CG, given Weights and Moment Indexes
Determining CG in Percent of Mean Aerodynamic Chord
Determining Later CG of a Helicopter
Determining [Delta]CG caused by Shifting Weights
Determining Weight Shifted to Cause Specified [Delta]CG
Determining Distance Weight is Shifted to Move CG a Specific Distance
Determining Total Weight of an Aircraft That Will Have a Specified [Delta]CG When Cargo is Moved
Determining Amount of Ballast Needed to Move CG to a Desired Location
Supplemental Study Materials for Aircraft Weight and Balance