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The weight of an airplane is the force, which acts vertically downward toward the center of the earth and is the result of gravity on the airplane.
Just as the lift of an airplane acts through the center of pressure, the weight of an airplane acts through the center of gravity (C.G.). This is the point through which the resultant of the weights of all the various parts of the airplane passes, in every attitude that the airplane can assume.
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