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Old 06-05-2018, 12:08 PM
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Yes. I was originally going to mount it on the co-pilot side, but that's where my radio stack and Garmin GTN-750 is. The structure built into the panel to support all that makes it near-impossible without significant structural reworking, and I wasn't about to do that laying on my back over the seat hump with a Dremel tool.

The pilot side is the same story, that's where all the computer 'guts' are. I would have to remount a couple units deep in the bowels of the panel layout to make it happen.

That being said, you might have better luck. I'll sell you mine for cheap.

I PM'd you for that kit.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:38 PM
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Cleveland tools sells the plastic trim wedge for 15 dollars. Itís paintable. I Installed it just above the lower rudder fairing on the trailing edge of the rudder. The plane was 1/2 ball out, now the ball right in the middle at cruise.
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:33 PM
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Here is the simple trim tab I mentioned in my earlier post. Not my idea - I stole it. Hard to see, but the tab is bent aft perhaps 30 degrees.

Carl
That's brilliant. I'm definitely stealing this.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:10 PM
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That's brilliant. I'm definitely stealing this.
My thoughts exactly
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:35 PM
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Default Rudder Trim

Here's how I built my electric driven spring bias rudder trim. Works well.

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Old 06-05-2018, 08:11 PM
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Default Rudder trim

Paddy - your attachment didn't show up. I'm interested is seeing all the options..
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:53 PM
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Here is the simple trim tab I mentioned in my earlier post. Not my idea - I stole it. Hard to see, but the tab is bent aft perhaps 30 degrees.

Carl
Iím confused by this set up. The tab is pronounced on the right side of the rudder, which in turn would cause a left rudder deflection as a result making most trim situations worse.

My Christen eagle and most aerobatic planes have a small
Tab on the left side of the rudder to offset the right rudder needed
To stay in trim. Am I missing something in this setup?
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:21 PM
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Iím confused by this set up. The tab is pronounced on the right side of the rudder, which in turn would cause a left rudder deflection as a result making most trim situations worse.

My Christen eagle and most aerobatic planes have a small
Tab on the left side of the rudder to offset the right rudder needed
To stay in trim. Am I missing something in this setup?
Depends on the plane, my ball was about 1/6th out to the left in cruise, needing just a dab of pressure on left rudder in cruise. Applied about 1Ē length of the Cleveland trim tab wedge to the right trailing edge of the rudder, problem solved.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:08 PM
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......... I found it an invaluable accessory on my -10, especially with various loading and winds aloft. ......
I'm curious about your comment regarding winds aloft. How would winds aloft require a change in rudder trim?
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:41 AM
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Iím confused by this set up. The tab is pronounced on the right side of the rudder, which in turn would cause a left rudder deflection as a result making most trim situations worse.

My Christen eagle and most aerobatic planes have a small
Tab on the left side of the rudder to offset the right rudder needed
To stay in trim. Am I missing something in this setup?
All I can say is when I'm in straight and level cruise at 75% power I have to keep steady pressure on the left rudder pedal to keep the ball centered.
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