This article is meant to offer insight into how a properly set up complex aircraft W&B profile is set up and how it looks. In this example, a 2005 Citation Bravo Jet was used. To view the Aircraft W&B profile in ForeFlight, please copy the following address into an email and email to your device. Tapping on it should open the profile in ForeFlight:
The first thing you will notice is the number of stations used. This aircraft has loading options for 18 stations plus fuel. This includes baggage areas, bar storage, book shelf, hanging storage, 8 passenger seats, and more.
Image 1. Notice the number of Stations used
Second, there are multiple weight limits that are entered. This includes a 350 lb Nose Storage limit, 600 lb Aft Cabin Baggage limit, 300 lb Tail Baggage Forward limit, and a 200 lb Tail Baggage Aft limit.
Image 2. Notice when a weight limit is entered, it shows below the line description
Third, if you select SETUP, you will see a Fuel Moment Table. This aircraft offers 49 entries for this table, which is very time consuming. The biggest mistake that can be made here is using a Moment that is divided by 100 or 1000 in the Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM). You will need to be sure the moment number you enter is the full Moment number. Trying to enter an arm value will not work.
Images 3 and 4. Notice the Moment numbers used from the manual need to be multiplied by 100 to allow for correct entry in the ForeFlight W&B Aircraft Profile.
Last, as a good check, notice how the CG Envelope looks very similar to the one published in the AFM. You can also confirm the CG Envelope Limit Points.
Image 5. Compare Graph and Limit Points with your AFM or POH.
So, You will see a complex aircraft W&B Profile is similar to a simple aircraft except there is a lot more to enter. The more entries there are, the more potential for mistakes, so when looking at a more complex W&B Profile, you will need to look at every entry to confirm the correct format and number is used. Looking at the overall Sample W&B Profile provided above will give you a better idea about how a complex aircraft W&B Profile looks and how to interact with it.