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The '''center of lift''' is the direction in which the lift is acting and on which point the lift acts on the [[craft]]. This is usually only relevant for [[plane]]s, as there the center of lift should be a bit behind the center of mass.
 
  
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The '''Center of Lift''' is one of three measurable "centers" used mainly in [[Spaceplane|spaceplanes]], showing axis and direction of lift, provided by wings, control surfaces and [[Winglet|winglets]]. inside the editor is showed as a cyan ball (axis) along with an arrow (direction of the lift)
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== Uses in Spaceplane building ==
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The center of lift in a spaceplane defines is behavior one in flight. Depending on where is located, the shifting weight of fuel and location in relation to the [[center of mass]] can turn a plane very unstable. It's recommended to place the center of lift slightly behind the center of mass, to prevent it from being behind the center of lift, otherwise making it unstable and hard to maneuver.
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Center of mass]]
 
* [[Center of mass]]
 
* [[Center of thrust]]
 
* [[Center of thrust]]

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The center of lift within the center of mass indicator
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The Center of Lift is one of three measurable "centers" used mainly in spaceplanes, showing axis and direction of lift, provided by wings, control surfaces and winglets. inside the editor is showed as a cyan ball (axis) along with an arrow (direction of the lift)

Uses in Spaceplane building

The center of lift in a spaceplane defines is behavior one in flight. Depending on where is located, the shifting weight of fuel and location in relation to the center of mass can turn a plane very unstable. It's recommended to place the center of lift slightly behind the center of mass, to prevent it from being behind the center of lift, otherwise making it unstable and hard to maneuver.

See also