Post by railrunner130 on May 26, 2010 20:29:18 GMT -5
The engine position would indicate it was done for ease of maintenance. Although from a weight and balance standpoint, it looks nose heavy. Empty, the CB would be close to the D mark, but needs to be more around the wingtip light. Therefore a good amount of weight would need to be right around the G reference point. Fuel in the wings would help, but not enough I fear.
Post by hurricane91 on May 27, 2010 7:52:36 GMT -5
Just eyeballing the engine configuration, the CG should be about right. The engine thrust lines are also closer to the aircraft's centerline which would probably reduce the asymmetric effects of an engine out situation. It's an ingenious adaption of a single into a twin.