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Feb 12, 2002, 07:04 PM
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What does AUW stand for??

I've seen this term used dozens of times on the forums, but for the life of me, I cannot find a definition or what the acronym stands for.
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Feb 12, 2002, 07:20 PM
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All Up Weight
Feb 12, 2002, 08:47 PM


May also be used as a favorable exclamation, as in:



Feb 12, 2002, 09:00 PM
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AUW= All Up Weight:
Which is the weight of the plane, battery, electronics and any misc. passengers that you might have loaded on it.
Feb 12, 2002, 09:30 PM
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Thanks for your responses.

Terry, I've used that expression several times in my short but distinguished flying career - but it hasn't usually been favorable

While I'm asking questions of this sort - what does WOT stand for? (Maybe E-zone should start and Acronym-Of-The-day Calandar )
Feb 12, 2002, 09:46 PM
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AUW= All Up Weight (as in ready to fly)

WOT= Wide Open Throttle (as in Tim the Tool man Taylor ,Arrghh, arrrgh, aarrrgh more Power )
Feb 13, 2002, 04:02 AM
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Up to 10 years ago in my line of work (car design) we were still using the terms 'curb weight' and 'gross vehicle weight'. Then we got hip and changed to 'curb mass' and 'gross vehicle mass'.

So I guess that AUW should really be AUM ?

The cutest unofficial acronym used by American engineers when asked what plastic material they intend to use for a new part, but don't know yet, is 'SKOP'. It took me a while before I realized it stands for 'Some Kind Of Plastic' !

And it's amazing how many of the younger generation (who didn't grow up when the acronyms were created or fresh) do not know that SCUBA, LASER and RADAR are all acronyms !

On the other hand it's incredible how many non-car industry folks actually know that CHMSL stands for Centre High Mounted Stop Lamp !



PS - We have an official acronym database at work It's HUGE !
Last edited by ChrisP; Feb 13, 2002 at 04:04 AM.
Feb 13, 2002, 06:21 AM
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AUW is a desease that makes the center sections on particular models wings very weak and suseptable to high G forces..........
Feb 13, 2002, 08:59 AM
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WOT? "He's on second"

Feb 13, 2002, 10:01 AM
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I came across my favorite acronym while working on The TTP Project.
Sep 04, 2010, 07:44 AM
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What about ROW and LOW? and WOT?
Sep 04, 2010, 08:57 AM
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I think ROW is Rise Off Water and LOW is Land On Water. Obviously a model seaplane thing. I've also seen ROG (Rise Off Ground). Not sure about WOT, where did you see it?

Sep 04, 2010, 09:02 AM
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Wow, talk about raising the dead! Alex, you resurrected an 8-year-old thread.

Here is the link to the "Beginner's Dictionary," it has just about everything you can read here listed. It is a long read, but worth it for the new guys!

Have fun!
Sep 04, 2010, 01:53 PM
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Yeah im kinda bored cuz my hbz champ rtf hasnt arrived yet, so im reading a lot here
Sep 04, 2010, 07:49 PM
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WOT = wide open throttle.