Quantum MX includes a built-in weight and balance calculator that will help you document weight and balance changes. The weight and balance utility will compute a new aircraft weight and balance based on the effect of parts removed and installed.
- The parts removed must be documented properly in the work order to include the weight and station values.
- The parts installed must be documented properly in the work order to include the weight and station values.
- The aircraft empty weight, arm and moment values must be configured.
Configuring the Aircraft Weight and Balance
- Browse to an aircraft view.
- Click the Weight & Balance link.
Configure the aircraft weight and balance fields:
moment. The empty CG (arm) will automatically be computed.
The Aircraft W & B page also provides an attachment box where you may scan and upload the official aircraft weight and balance for safe-keeping.
Work Order Weight and Balance Features
Configuring a Work Order for a Weight and Balance Update
- Open a work order for the aircraft.
- Complete the work order discrepancies, work entries, and assign the parts appropriately.
Edit the parts assignments to document the part:
removed/installedstatus. (Reference article: Assigning Parts to Work Entries)
weightvalue should be configured when defining the part in the Parts database. (Reference Article: Parts Management) The part's
stationfield contains the arm where the part is located. WARNING: Quantum MX does not convert math units in the weight and balance calculations. Be careful to use the same units for the weight and station/arm as the aircraft weight and CG values. For example, if the aircraft CG is specified in
inches, enter the part's station/arm in
Calculating the Weight and Balance
From the work order screen, click the W & B link.
Review the weight and balance calculations. You may also adjust the individual part
arm values conveniently using the in-place editing links.
Downloading a PDF Weight and Balance Sheet
A PDF weight and balance sheet may be downloaded. The PDF will contain your team information and a signature block.
Including Mechanic Credentials
Select a mechanic before clicking the Get PDF button to include a mechanic's name and certificate information in the PDF signature area.
Generic Signature Block
Leaving the mechanic selection blank, click the Get PDF button to download a PDF weight and balance document with a generic signature block.