All things being equal, front-wheel-drive vehicles are generally nose heavy
, which can make them ill-handling and ill-stopping machines when compared to rear-drive vehicles.
What I'm getting at is some aircraft have a reputation for being prone to firewall damage, but some of that is affected by loading configurations such as only the pilot and front seat passenger being onboard, tending to make some aircraft more nose heavy
. As a result, a firewall-mounted nose strut may be more prone to causing firewall damage in the event of a nose-first landing.
There is a nose heavy
feel to the steering due to the big engine the G90 houses, but that has no bearing when braking into a corner and then establishing enough torque to push you out of it for a fun and controlled drive.
e weight of the Maxim made the EFB1 nose heavy
, and it crashed on its 'rst ight with the gun in place.
This makes the aircraft "nose heavy
," and requires the horizontal tail surfaces to generate downforce (D) to balance the aircraft and keep the nose up.
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
I have never been a fan of round butts on large-framed sixguns; they work fine on pocket pistols but I need more material on a large sixgun to keep it from feeling exceptionally nose heavy
. Skeeter Skelton Style Stocks which change the round butt to square butt puts things back the way they should be.
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
. Mattison also knew if he touched down nose-wheel first that he and his crew would most likely end up in an ever worsening porpoise leading to a fireball--the fate of many a B--47 crew.
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.
The unit should always be 'nose heavy
' and run slightly down at the front, but with not too much downforce exerted on the towball.