Originally Posted by airguy
That's a judgement call - you want low friction, there is no such thing as no friction. If you have a little binding action there the autopilot servos will be continually bitching about trim as they fight it.
I had mine adjusted perfectly prior to paint - then after I had it painted and reassembled (their A&P, not me), I quickly noticed that the autopilot was not happy and started investigating. Took me a couple hours to get the spacing washers back the way they were prior to it going to the paint shop - they clearly paid no attention to that on disassembly.
I agree about the judgement call. My setup has no palpable resistance when I manually move it and it will continue to move if I let go under its own momentum but it doesnít free fall all the way to the low point if i donít impart some small amount of energy. I am satisfied with this.
1st time builder
RV10 - QB wings and fuse. Working on cabin top
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada