Originally Posted by BobTurner
Actually, if you start out close to the forward cg limit, burning fuel moves the cg more forward. With the 10 you must always check cg at the expected landing configuration.
You're right, of course, at very forward CofG. I'd just never operated in those regimes - things like my mobile tool kit, tie-downs etc in the baggage compartment have always meant that my CofG is aft of the fuel datum so the CofG moves back as it is burnt. With rear seat passengers, the aft movement as fuel is burnt can become critical and the zero-fuel situation can be limiting.
The good news is that the fuel datum is close to the forward limit so it doesn't move forward much in the forward CofG situation - and it can always be solved with a bit of ballast (or tie-down kits
) in the baggage hold.
Apologies for the error.....
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