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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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The '''center of lift''' is one of three measurable forces used mainly in [[plane]]s, showing axis and direction of lift, provided by [[wing]]s, [[control surface]]s and [[winglet]]s. Inside the editor is showed as a cyan ball (axis) along with an arrow (direction of the lift).
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== Uses in plane bulding ==
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The center of lift in a plane defines its behavior 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.
  
== 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 ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Center of mass]]
 
* [[Center of mass]]
 
* [[Center of thrust]]
 
* [[Center of thrust]]

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The center of lift is one of three measurable forces used mainly in planes, 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 plane bulding

The center of lift in a plane defines its behavior 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