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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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.
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.
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.
Traction control works well to rein in those 260 horses and for a large front-drive car, it never felt nose-heavy.
Audi has switched from symmetric (50:50 torque split) to asymmetric (40:60 in the case of the nose-heavy Q7) all-wheel drive in order to give its vehicles more stability, and to reduce torque steer.
While many SUVs have an inherent tendency towards nose-heavy handling characteristics, Porsche engineers direct the majority of the engine's torque (62 percent) from the Cayenne's powerful engine to the rear wheels.
Handling was nose-heavy on tight corners but it quickly responded to steering, brakes and throttle.
The cars show some nervousness in crosswinds compared to nose-heavy front wheel drive cars.
To fly correctly, an arrow must be about 9-percent nose-heavy, and arrowheads weighing less than 115 grains do not produce such aerodynamic balance on heavier arrows with an overall weight of 500 or 550 grains.
Out on the road, the heavier and larger Challenger is impressively balanced, with a fully independent suspension that gives the car a sophistication and poise lacking in the nose-heavy GT500.