nose-heavy

nose-heavy

[′nōz ‚hev·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
Pertaining to an airframe in which the nose tends to sink when the longitudinal control is released in any attitude of normal flight.
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Its engine and transmission are not mounted sideways in the engine bay but front to back -- the weight is more evenly distributed compared with the nose-heavy, front-wheel-drive layout.
While the rear steer worked well to dilute the nose-heavy feel, there were times it felt too stiff for the B-roads and cattle grids as both I and my co- driver found it to be rigid and jumpy on uneven or heavily cambered surfaces.
If the same airplane's CG is positioned forward, either at or beyond the normal range, the airplane becomes more nose-heavy. To maintain straight-and-level flight under this condition, greater tail down force is required.
The slightly nose-heavy feel helped smooth follow-throughs, and the Prince-of-Wales grip and straight comb make this a great gun for flushing pheasants, grouse and Huns because it seems to jump to the shoulder and allows for quick, consistent shots.
Even with that big V12 up front, the GT12 isn't too nose-heavy. Trail the superb brakes into a corner and the nose stays well planted and there is fine balance mid-corner.
Pilots report the Sport is a bit nose-heavy, especially with flaps down.
In fact, some shooters may benefit from a more nose-heavy swing and reduction of muzzle rise in addition to the reduced recoil.
At just over a pound-and-a-half, it can make an otherwise nicely-balanced carbine nose-heavy. Such is life, and you can adjust the balance.
It rolls slightly on bends and feels nose-heavy in some corners, but the handling is very safe and you are never alarmed by the car's attitude.
It rolls slightly on bends and feels nose-heavy in some corners but the handling is very safe and you are never alarmed by the car's attitude.
This car canAAEt even spell Aobody rollAo.The old 300SL tended to feel pretty nose-heavy. The SLS, with its dry-sump lubricated V-8 sitting well behind the front axle, has most of its weight near the center of the car.
"These nose-heavy lead pellets were held in a plastic sleeve [which engaged the rifling] that split longitudinally as it exited the rifled barrel."