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Data entry REAR-END SNAFU: Weighty ballsup leads to plane take-off flap

Cliff

>> I would have thought that some kind of sensor on the front landing gear's suspension would quite easily be able to determine whether the plane was overly front-heavy/light?<<

I'd been thinking about this myself, and the three points of static, standing contact with the ground really ought to be able to triangulate loads and balance/centre of mass. In fact this is so important to get right, I'm stunned they're not already doing this.

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