|Quoting SAAFNAV (Reply 2):|
My question really is: during maintenance, how do the physically measure the weight (or I should say mass)?
Do they put a scale under each bogie? And if they do, how do they add it all up? Total the scales, or do you have to do some calcs first?
|Quoting KingairTA (Reply 1):|
There are other parameters to watch out for as well. Such as max weights, wing fuel limiting etc. Wing fuel limiting is basically a minum fuel load for a given cargo weight. You can't stuff a plane full of cargo and have a very little amount of fuel. If you exceed those limits then there is not enough fuel in the wings to hold the wing down in flight and will cause it over stress and then you could end up with the wing off light.
|Quoting SEPilot (Reply 7):|
I weighed my 182 (in 1999) after installing a complete new instrument panel. According to the records, it had not been weighed (officially) since it left the factory in 1962
|Quoting KingairTA (Reply 10):|
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