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Old 05-12-2019, 08:54 AM
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Default Adding the Rudder Trim Tab

I am flying a legacy 12 (2014) that I did not build. I am adding the optional trim tab kit to a newly built rudder to replace the original rudder(a whole other story). I notice a pre-bent angle in the tab. Is this the recommended start point or should the tab be straightened and deflected as needed later? Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:23 AM
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I installed the trim tab as received from the factory and the angle was dead-on perfect for torque compensation. I have not had to adjust it since installation.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:10 PM
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Same here.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:51 PM
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Me three. Didnít need to adjust it at all.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:44 PM
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Thanks for the re-assurance!
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:40 PM
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Agree that Van's trim tab angle is correct for high-speed level cruise. You will need a couple of pounds of force on right rudder peddle in climb and lightly rest your foot on left rudder peddle in glide to keep ball centered.
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