Re: A320 Crosswind limits

From:         wolpjame@cwis.isu.edu (Jim Wolper)
Organization: Idaho State University
Date:         29 Feb 96 01:24:25 
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>Crosswind limit for the A320 on a contaminated runway is 10 knots,
>but with a forward c-of-g, it becomes 15 knots. Can anyone tell me
>why?

I do not know the specifics of the A320 but as a general rule
rudder authority is an important factor in crosswind landing capability.
A forward Center-of-Gravity (within limits, of course) usually
increases rudder authority because it lengthens the "arm".

Another factor might be increased effectiveness of nosewheel
steering.

Jim Wolper CFII
Department of Mathematics         <email: wolperj@pequod.isu.edu>
Idaho State University            <http://math.isu.edu/~wolperj>
Pocatello, ID  83209-8085  USA