Landing Gear Based Weight and Balance Systems
This document outlines historical systems which have used the landing gear as a sensor or installation point for full aircraft weight and balance systems. A number of systems have been developed, installed, certified, and placed in service but few systems remain in regular use. The document will capture the history of these systems, reasons (where known) for their withdrawal from service, and lessons learned.
Rationale: Many decades of development have occurred on weight and balance systems but the knowledge of these systems is not widespread. Many new systems are proposed which are similar or identical to historical systems. The document is intended to capture this history as an aid to the industry