Posted by 6Killer |
Mar 25, 2011 @ 06:51 AM | 2,686 Views
Center of Gravity
Having returned to the hobby of RC flying after many years I have forgotten much. The term Center of Gravity has been confusing to me. I decided to research the term a bit and here are a few of the things I found.
From here: http://www.wikihow.com/Calculate-Center-of-Gravity
I found this:
The center of gravity (CG) is the center of an object's weight distribution, where the force of gravity can be considered to act. It is the point in any object about which it is in perfect balance no matter how it is turned or rotated around that point. For a finite set of point masses, CG may be defined as the average of positions weighted by mass. That is, the (Sum of mass*position)/(Sum of mass)
I offer my thoughts on the subject as one who is still learning. So if I miss anything important or say something off target, please add your concept.