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Old 03-28-2017, 12:41 PM
JHartline JHartline is offline
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Default Elevator trim tab travel


I was just checking the travel on my elevator trim. The trailing edge of the tab goes DOWN (nose UP trim) about twice as far as the opposite. I feel like there is sufficient travel either way, just a difference. My installation is per the plans. Does this match what others are getting?
James Hartline
Carrollton, GA 5GA2
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:49 PM
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woodmanrog woodmanrog is offline
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This sounds about right. You will need up trim for landing. Be sure to set neutral trim when taking off or you will get a big surprise. Ask how I know.
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:50 AM
KeithB KeithB is offline
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You will need every bit of that nose up trim if
the CG is forward - such as light pilot,
No baggage. Ditto on the comment about resetting for takeoff
- makes for interesting touch and go's or go arounds.
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