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What is the liquid used in these Ballasts & what weight.
[Edited 2007-07-10 17:58:23]
|Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 1):|
Besides fluids, I've also seen lead shot and cat litter used as ballast.
|Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 3):|
I think it was A380 test pilot Jacques Rosay who said Bordeaux down one row, and Bourgogne down the other row.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):|
Why not use Gravel.
|Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 10):|
Well thats what i've readed when water freezes it gets a little havier, with all the ballasts on the A380 it can make a pretty diffrence.
|Quoting SEPilot (Reply 11):|
It doesn't change weight (read mass); it changes density, which is a factor if it is floating in water but not in an airplane.
|Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 12):|
Thanks for the info, i agree as i just checked myself this is right. However it was Uwe Rapsmeier Airbus Test Pilot which said its glycerin and not water. So if it isnt the weight why they would use glycerin instead of water?