View Full Version : genter of gravty/mass adjustment???
09-14-2004, 12:29 PM
I have read much about the center of gravity /mass in relation to center of thrust it seems to me c/o/g is easily moved w/ seat height or am i over simplifing it?also is c/o/g and c/o/m somehow different? i am new so if thats a stupid question forgive me
09-14-2004, 12:42 PM
James, first of all no one ever asks stupid questions here!
Oh, yeah, you may want to create a signature block so we won't have to view your profile to find out your name.
I just happened to log on just after you posted this so before the 'experts' get a shot at answering I'm gonna!
Center of gravity (CG) and Center of mass (COM) are the same thing. And yes, moving weight around will change the CG. Since the two heaviest pieces of a flying gyro are the pilot and the engine then moving these pieces will have a impact on the CG. And this is exactly what has been done to create the near centerline thrust (NCLT) machines like the Dominator and the new Air Commands.
09-14-2004, 03:04 PM
One refinement: Moving the engine often moves the prop, too -- in the same direction. Moving the people and keeping the prop where it is tends to be more effective. Sometimes we can "move the engine" without moving the prop by reversing the position of an offset reduction drive (gearbox).
09-15-2004, 12:44 PM
new to computers but will try signature block. how would you determine c/o/g on any given machine __________________________ james awbrey
09-15-2004, 12:50 PM
i just found that answer on another thread thanks anyway___________james awbrey
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