Kirschbaum, H W
A method of determining the moments of inertia of an airplane from design data pertaining to the weights and locations of the component parts is described. The computations required to ascertain the center-of-gravity position are incorporated with the calculations of moments of inertia. A complete set of data and calculations for a modern airplane is given to illustrate the procedure. From a comparison between calculated values and measured values it is believed that the moments of inertia can be estimated within 10 percent by the use of this method.
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