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Computer CG (center of gravity). Describes how to use ordinary bathroom scales to weigh your airplane. Computer program, written in BASIC, simplifies calculating the center of gravity.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Feb 1986 (v.13#2) pg. 46
Correction HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jul 1986 (v.13#7) pg. 8

Watch your weight and balance. Keeping the CG within bounds is absolutely critical to flight safety. Here are definitions of CG terms and some suggestions to avoid getting tipsy.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jul 1986 (v.13#7) pg. 48

Using a calibrated garage door spring to weigh an aircraft engine.
KITPLANES Feb 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 26

Pitch trim and how it affects the forward c.g. limit.
KITPLANES Sep 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 68

Modern procedures for performing an aircraft weight and balance.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1998 (v.20#1) pg. 14

Fore-and-aft CG (center of gravity). How to perform a weight-and-balance measurement on full-scale aircraft and large model aircraft.
MODEL AVIATION Nov 1997 (v.23#11) pg. 44

Weight and balance calculations using a computer. Part 1. Concepts and terms.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1985 (v.34#2) pg. 40

Weight and balance calculations using a computer. Part 2. BASIC program to calculate weight and balance and details on it's use.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1985 (v.34#3) pg. 48

How to move the center of gravity (CG) on a homebuilt aircraft. Includes simplified equations for determining the effect of moving, adding, or removing ballast on center of gravity.
SPORT AVIATION May 1986 (v.35#5) pg. 28

How to calculate weight and balance.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1986 (v.35#7) pg. 42

Weighing engines, cars, aircraft ... etc. using the beam multiplication or division method combined with a 300 lb. fish scale.
SPORT AVIATION May 1990 (v.39#5) pg. 59

Weighing homebuilt aircraft. Several techniques shown, depending upon the number and type of scales available.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1991 (v.40#7) pg. 80

Technique for finding the center-of-gravity of an irregular-shaped piece of sheet metal using a cardboard facsimile.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1993 (v.42#2) pg. 88

Tips on computing the weight and balance statistics for a homebuilt aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1995 (v.44#4) pg. 96

Advice on checking the weight and balance and center-of-gravity for a Luscombe 11A Sedan for the condition which can result in not being able to perform a three-point landing.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Aug 1992 (v.20#8) pg. 5