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    You really don't want to push the rear CG limit, either. As Major Kong notes, that way lies pitch divergence, and soon after uncontrollability.

    Further, as planes age, especially small planes, they tend to accumulate more weight (dust bunnies, paint, ...) behind the c/g than in front. Sometimes the actual c/g is substantially aft of the computed c/g, and this has resulted in fatalities. :-(

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