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Old 03-14-2018, 07:01 AM
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I do the same as Bob. In cruise I'm a 1/2 to 3/4 of a Ball out to the right and was simply resting my right foot on the pedal before I installed the trim system. I've set my trim to center in cruise (1 to 2 turns IIRC but I didn't write it down so I might be off) and then leave it set for that all the time. You won't feel the override necessary to center the ball for climbs and descents--it's that subtle. It's not at all like pitch trim that you can really feel or that requires multiple changes throughout a given flight.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:58 AM
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Default Why Not an -8A Rudder Trim Kit?

Anyone have a rudder trim system installed on their -8/-8A? If so, where did you get it - or did you design your own?

Just did a 23-hour trek from IYK (CA) to FWQ (PA) and back and even though it requires minimum right rudder peddle pressure to maintain coordinated flight in all areas of the envelope, it gets to be a PITA during long legs.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:34 AM
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Anyone have a rudder trim system installed on their -8/-8A? If so, where did you get it - or did you design your own?

Just did a 23-hour trek from IYK (CA) to FWQ (PA) and back and even though it requires minimum right rudder peddle pressure to maintain coordinated flight in all areas of the envelope, it gets to be a PITA during long legs.
The Aerosport Products trim will work on any RV.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:47 AM
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Myron, which bracket did you use for the YD? Garmin want like $750 just for the mount...
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:19 PM
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Anyone have a rudder trim system installed on their -8/-8A? If so, where did you get it - or did you design your own?

Just did a 23-hour trek from IYK (CA) to FWQ (PA) and back and even though it requires minimum right rudder peddle pressure to maintain coordinated flight in all areas of the envelope, it gets to be a PITA during long legs.
Iím reluctant to admit this, since I try to avoid any kluges on control systems, but: On the -10 the rudder cables enter the center tunnel in a location that is easily reached. Before I installed a trim wedge on the rudder, I found that a spring-type paper clip, clamped on the cable under tension right where it entered the tunnel, could hold a small amount of rudder pressure. I could also easily override it if need be. For a long trip of straight and level something like that might work for you.
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:32 PM
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For you guys that have the Aerosport Rudder Trim system
Installed. How effective is it for gust protection when tied down?

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Old 03-14-2018, 12:41 PM
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For you guys that have the Aerosport Rudder Trim system
Installed. How effective is it for gust protection when tied down?

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Zero -- the springs aren't that stiff. They are perfectly adequate for the job they are designed for but they do nothing for large gust loads which is why the foot override in-flight works so easily. You still need a dedicated gust lock -- I have the Anti-SplatAero gust lock for gust protection and highly recommend it.
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:52 PM
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I have used a different system with good success. Only providing alternative to this system not to imply any opinion on Aerosport product here.

http://www.mlblueskunk.com/Rudder_Trim_System.php
I am planning on using this system again in my new project (RV14)
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:56 PM
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I have used a different system with good success. Only providing alternative to this system not to imply any opinion on Aerosport product here.

http://www.mlblueskunk.com/Rudder_Trim_System.php
I am planning on using this system again in my new project (RV14)
That's basically the same thing as the Aerosport Trim system.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:44 PM
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Zero -- the springs aren't that stiff. They are perfectly adequate for the job they are designed for but they do nothing for large gust loads which is why the foot override in-flight works so easily. You still need a dedicated gust lock -- I have the Anti-SplatAero gust lock for gust protection and highly recommend it.
Todd,

I bought the Anti-Splat gust lock a few months ago and I simply cannot get it to work. Do you happen to have any photos of your installation? I have talked to Alan a couple of times but can't get it to work. No matter where I put the device on the stick, a simple pull back on the stick pulls the forks off of the rudder pedals. I have followed the instructions carefully, but I must be doing something wrong. I believe there is another -10 owner in the Ocala, FL area that has the same problem. I'd appreciate any insights you or anybody else might have.
Please pardon the thread drift. PM or email would be fine for anyone that has info for me.
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