(Getting Started and Airplane Design)


Atmospheric Data & Aircraft Center of Gravity Calculations

By: Ed Rankin


Go to the links below for useful atmospheric data and how to calculate aircraft center of gravity.


If you have a Horizontal Tail Volume Coefficient = 0.60 (approx.) the airplane usually requires balancing at approx. 25% m.a.c. This will result in a longitudinal static margin of approx. of 20% with the neutral point at approx. 45%



Density Altitude Explanation & Calculation Formulas (Wikipedia)


Density Altitude Calculator at Pilot (Online conversion tool)


Aircraft Center of Gravity Calculator (Online conversion tool)


Mechanical Engineering Power Tools (Link to software download for calculations, programs and data tables.)


Convert.exe (Link to Josh Madison's Free free and easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others.)



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           Ed E Rankin

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