Fuel-imbalance

Date:         11 Mar 99 03:54:31 
From:         "Andrew van der Plas" <andrew@vdplas.demon.nl>
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I fly the Fokker 50 and there is a limitation in fuel-imbalance. The
imbalance increases from MTOW till 19.005 kg from a maximum difference of
150 kg to 500 kg.

Could anybody explain to me why the imbalance increases with decreasing TOW.
Why is there a maximum imbalance ? Does it have to do with structural limits
or with aerodynamic forces ?

I am curious.

Regards.

Andrew van der Plas