WEIGHT/BALANCE AND LOADING
Section I. GENERAL
6-1. EXTENT OF COVERAGE.
Sufficient data has been provided so that, knowing
the basic weight and moment of the aircraft, any
combination of weight and balance can be computed.
Army RC-12G aircraft are in Weight and Balance
Class 1. Additional directives governing weight and
balance of Class 1 aircraft forms and records are
contained in AR 95-3, TM 55-1500-342-23, and DA PAM
6-3. AIRCRAFT COMPARTMENTS AND STATIONS.
The aircraft is separated into two compartments
associated with loading. These compartments are the
cockpit and the cabin. Figure 6-1 shows the general
description of aircraft compartments.
Section II. WEIGHT AND BALANCE
The data to be inserted on weight and balance
charts and forms are applicable only to the individual
aircraft, the serial number of which appears on the title
page of the booklet entitled WEIGHT AND BALANCE
DATA supplied by the aircraft manufacturer and on the
various forms and charts which remain with the aircraft.
The charts and forms referred to in this chapter may differ
in nomenclature and arrangement from time to time, but
the principle on which they are based will not change.
6-5. CHARTS AND FORMS.
The standard system of weight and balance control
requires the use of several different charts and forms.
Within this Chapter, the following are used:
a. Chart C - Basic Weight and Balance Record, DD
b. Form F - Weight and Balance Clearance Form
F, DD Form 365-4 (Tactical).
The aircraft manufacturer inserts all aircraft
identifying data on the title page of the booklet entitled
WEIGHT AND BALANCE DATA and on the various
charts and forms. All charts, including one sample
Weight and Balance Clearance Form F, if applicable, are
completed at time of delivery. This record is the basic
weight and balance data of the aircraft at delivery. All
subsequent changes in weight and balance are compiled
by the weight and balance technician.
The maximum baggage compartment
weight is 410 pounds. Do not exceed
the 100 Lbs/Sq Ft floor loading limit.
6-9. CHART C - BASIC WEIGHT AND BALANCE
RECORD, DD FORM 365-3.
Chart C is a continuous history of the basic weight
and moment resulting from structural and equipment
changes made in service. At all times, the last weight and
moment/100 entry is considered the current weight and
balance status of the basic aircraft.
6-10. WEIGHT AND BALANCE CLEARANCE FORM
F, DD FORM 365-4 (TACTICAL).
instructions. Refer to tables 6-1,6-1 A, 6-2, and 6-3 for