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  •  Weight & Balance was... (4+ / 0-)

    Something we had to pay attention to in the F-111 cockpit. Whenever we removed a non-critical for flight item from the control panels we had to install a weighted blank panel in its place.

    In an ejection the entire cockpit area of the aircraft would cut away from the aircraft, flying off powered by a rocket motor, if the cockpit wasn't balanced it could roll out of control in an ejection.

    "Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
    I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."
    ~John F. Kennedy~

    -7.5,-5.8

    by Oldestsonofasailor on Wed May 08, 2013 at 04:12:17 AM PDT

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