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Old 05-23-2020, 07:02 AM
Freemasm Freemasm is offline
 
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Default Aileron Trim, Bias type

Has anyone effected “modern” RV aileron trim, I.e. servo driving bias springs on a Rocket? I would definitely prefer that approach versus aileron trim tab, “remote” servo, type installation. Your responses would be appreciated.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:02 PM
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I have a servo driven bias spring for aileron trim. Easy install and works well.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:00 PM
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I have a servo driven bias spring for aileron trim. Easy install and works well.
Thanks. Did you just follow an 8 drawing?
I’m over in Orlando @ORL. Nobody builds anything here. Very few experimental even based here.
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:41 AM
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Thanks. Did you just follow an 8 drawing?
I’m over in Orlando @ORL. Nobody builds anything here. Very few experimental even based here.
Yes. I just bought the RV-8 electric aileron trim kit from Vans and adapted as needed.
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:02 PM
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Default Trim tab

I put electric aileron trim on my -4. Simple, made mini tab similar construction as the elevator tab, but only about 6"X1" on the outboard end if left aileron. I have all my trim and flaps on stick. Very effective, looks factory .
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:14 PM
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I used the RV8 roll servo on my F1, but had to buy some different springs.
Here's a link to some pics: (hope this works) https://www.flickr.com/photos/188584.../shares/j4jt37
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