General Electrodynamics Corporation (USA) – General Electrodynamics Corp. (GEC) introduces its newest line of aircraft weight and balance scales. The LPA500Xi has a capacity of 50,000 lbs., physically weighs 48 lbs, has an overall height of 1.9 inches and is accurate to +/- .1%. Click here to learn more about the LPA500Xi.
Commemorative Air Force B-25 “Yellow Rose” Painted and Weighed at L-3/PID in Waco, Texas. The Mass Properties Group at L-3/Platform Integration, Waco, Texas, recently had an opportunity to come face to face with a piece of living history. The company recently painted the B-25 shown above (and on the cover), and then subsequently weighed it… [Read More]
General Electrodynamics Corporation offers a variety of On-site Training classes to the Aerospace and Military Community. Aircraft Weight & Balance: References FAA-H-8083-1A and/or 1-1B-50: This course takes the student from a basic understanding of aircraft weight and balance to advanced Weight and Balance principles and methods. Class discusses differences between Weight and Balance methods, advantages/disadvantages of… [Read More]
Trucks have to be weighed in a wide variety of industries, from shipping to construction. This wide range of needs has led to the creation several types of truck scales. Many of these scales are large and some are permanent. But, with a variety of choices, you don’t have to buy an expensive, permanent pit… [Read More]
Choosing the right scale is important to your operations. Because they come in variable sizes, you should know which one will best suit your needs. In this article, we will discuss some tips that will help you select the most appropriate scale for your needs. If mobility and flexibility is a high priority, a portable… [Read More]
The National Type Evaluation Program is a program managed by the National Conference on Weights and Measures which is an organization that is dedicated to maintaining equity in the market place. Truck scales and scale components are tested in a laboratory under the NTEP program to ensure that the device will perform within the published… [Read More]
The weighing of trucks is necessary in many industries. This means there are many different adaptations of truck scales for many different scenarios and environments. The traditional permanent truck scales take up a lot of space and are very costly. There are some weighing needs that are simply not able to support an expensive permanent… [Read More]
Originally seen in Aviation Maintenance in December 2006 Weight. It’s a constant struggle! No, not your weight, aircraft weight. Each piece of equipment added, each piece of debris or trash fallen under the seat or floorboard adds to the overall weight and balance of an aircraft. Weighing aircraft is a precise science that requires proper… [Read More]
This article appeared in the 2004 Farnborough Special of Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance All aircraft gain weight over time. In large aircraft especially, there are so many ‘nooks’ and ‘crannies’ where dirt, dust and moisture will be retained within the airframe. In addition, over the course of a number of years, service, repairs, repainting, interiors… [Read More]
Check out GEC Scales latest video on our calibration processes. Click here to view.