nose heavy

nose heavy

A condition in which an aircraft tends to rotate nose-down when controls are released. This is because the center of gravity is ahead of the normal position or pitch-trim controls in a nose-down position.
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e weight of the Maxim made the EFB1 nose heavy, and it crashed on its 'rst ight with the gun in place.
The four-cylinder unit is mounted longitudinally (originally to help with the implementation of Audi's quattro four-wheel drive system) but the Exeo, like the entry-level A4 models, is front wheel drive and having the engine sticking out over the front wheels can create a nose heavy effect.
On more twisty roads, I thought the car lacked a bit of agility and felt a bit nose heavy but it never felt anything other than firmly planted to the tarmac during cornering and high-speed changes of direction.
All Mattison knew is that he was getting nose heavy.
Gradually the comments came in, followed by more precise, less nose heavy in a turn and better balanced.
It has its weakness, notably the ride is a bit too firm for a supermini and the standard tyres fitted to the Smart, on steel wheels, pressed into nose heavy understeer too eagerly.
It handled very predictably and safely with some nose heavy attitude on tight turns but this was very safe.
It feels very much like the old Vauxhall Cavalier - quite nose heavy, with pronounced understeer, but good stability and a nice, positive feel on the motorway.