Section II. INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF DD FORM 365 SERIES AND CHART E
4-4.1 All illustrations for the DD Form 365 series are
samples, follow written instructions that apply to each
form to initiate and maintain weight and balance
4-5. DD Form 365 (Record of Weight and Balance
Personnel). DD Form 365 (figure 4-1) provides a
record of weight and balance technician who is
responsible for maintenance of weight and balance
records for a specific aircraft. The form has spaces for
model/design, serial number, name, grade, station, date
assigned and date relieved from duty of weight and
balance personnel. The "where and when" block is not
required to be completed on this form.
4-6. DD Form 365-1 (Chart A-Basic Weight Check
All references to check marks for the Chart A
will denote the use of the following symbols.
(X) Item is in the aircraft.
(0) Item is out of the aircraft.
a. The Basic Weight Check List Record is a list of
all equipment that is or may be installed and for which
provisions or fixed stowage has been made in a definite
location in the aircraft. All items weighing two pounds or
more shall be listed for aircraft whose initial basic weight
is under 25,000 pounds. AH items weighing five pounds
or more shall be listed for all other aircraft (further
guidance may be found in MILW-25140, Weight and
Balance Control System). The weight, arm, and
moment or simplified moment of the individual items
must be listed for use in correcting the aircraft basic
weight and moment on the CHART C (DD Form 365-3)
as changes are made in these items. All entries shall be
typed or clearly written in ink. When check marks (X)
and zeros (0) are entered in the IN AIRCRAFT column,
the CHART A serves as a record of equipment included
in the basic weight of the aircraft at the last inventory.
When a check mark is entered in CHART C ENTRY
column, the check mark is an indication that an entry
has been made in the CHART C as a result of a change
in the status (in or out of the aircraft) of an item since
the previous inventory.
b. The CHART A shall be checked by an aircraft
inventory and updated whenever: (1) The aircraft is
received at a new unit, and weight and balance authority
The aircraft is weighed.
At time intervals required by regulation.
c. The initial CHART A for each aircraft is
established by the manufacturer as follows:
At the time of delivery, the manufacturer
inserts the designation of the AIRCRAFT MODEL
(MODEL/DESIGN) and SERIAL NUMBER in the spaces
provided at the top of the CHART A.
Each CHART A item shall be assigned an
alphanumeric number. These numbers shall run
consecutively and indicate the alphabetical designation
of the compartment; for example, items A-1. then A-2,
then A-3 and so on listed for compartment A. These
item numbers shall be listed in the column titled
COMPARTMENT AND ITEM NUMBER.
designations for each aircraft compartment (in capital
letters, such as A-NOSE) shall be shown in the ITEMS
compartment's equipment list. The compartment
designation shall be underlined and separated from the
equipment list by one blank line. The dimensional limits
of each compartment shall be stated in terms of inches
from the reference datum, such as A-NOSE (5-64
inches) and B-PILOTS (64-104 inches), and shall agree
with those compartment limits shown in the CHART E
LOADING DATA. Compartment equipment lists
documented in the ITEMS AND LOCATION column
shall present individual operating equipment items by
description and part number (such as, PreamplifierAPR-
25/AM2348). The description and part number
presented in this column shall be common with that
shown on the equipment item identification plate.
Equipment within each compartment should be listed
such that the arms (in the column titled "ARM") progress
numerically from the forward to the aft limit of the
compartment. If a compartment is divided into an upper
and lower section, all items within one section should be
listed before continuing to the next section.
(Engines, Blades, Etc.) are only required for
the items which reflect serial numbers
already identified on CHART A, by the
manufacturer of the aircraft when delivered.
All subsequent replacements of these items
will require entry of the new serial number,
weight and moment of CHART A.
The weight, arm, and moment of each
item shall be listed in the appropriate columns. A
constant may be used to simplify the moment. If a
constant is used, it will be listed at the top of the
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