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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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.
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.
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.
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.
These nose-heavy lead pellets were held in a plastic sleeve [which engaged the rifling] that split longitudinally as it exited the rifled barrel.
The ergonomic rubber grip overlay on the polymer frame made it comfortable, and it pointed naturally with a little hint of being nose-heavy.
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.