Thread: LS6 (a, b) NEO
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Old September 25th 20, 01:20 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default LS6 (a, b) NEO

On Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 23:47:32 UTC+1, Eric Greenwell wrote:
Dan Daly wrote on 9/24/2020 2:59 PM:

I can imagine why the cockpit load would be reduced, but have no idea why it would

The maximum cockpit load can have 3 conditions - the all-up weight, the forward c of g limit, and the maximum weight of non-lifting parts

The last of these is related to the bending loads of the wing. Perhaps if the wingtip is made a bit heavier this relieves bending slightly and the max cockpit load might increase, depending on the other limits.

Admittedly this is speculation and could be ill-founded.