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Old 04-02-2018, 05:13 AM
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I had the same problem at around 70 hours. The belleville washers loosen up after a while.

Here's a picture of what it looked like on my plane:

Did yours yaw to the left?
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:03 AM
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It did, but it must have not been a huge yaw because I didn't notice it much, my buddies saw it when we flew in formation. The breakout force was down to 13lbs.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:27 PM
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It did, but it must have not been a huge yaw because I didn't notice it much, my buddies saw it when we flew in formation. The breakout force was down to 13lbs.
Mine has a notable annoying yaw that makes me put in my right foot during cruise
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:43 PM
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Mine has a notable annoying yaw that makes me put in my right foot during cruise
How much? A lot of 10s are about a half ball out to the right in cruise due to the lack of VS offset in the design, or something to that effect. Typically resting your right foot on the pedal is enough to center the ball but even that can get tedious on a long flight which is why a number of us have chosen to install some type of rudder trim (servo or spring biasó I chose the latter myself).
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:08 PM
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Ted, I havenít heard from you on this but if the problem has come back it is the tail fairing if you are having to hold as much force as we did before. The best way to check it is to see if the required trim force increases with speed. If so, it is a trim problem.

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Old 04-03-2018, 08:21 PM
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Ted, I havenít heard from you on this but if the problem has come back it is the tail fairing if you are having to hold as much force as we did before. The best way to check it is to see if the required trim force increases with speed. If so, it is a trim problem.

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I want to check the breakout force on the nose gear, as I do seem to get some shimmy on roll out. If no improvement I will call you
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:42 PM
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Well,
Good news!
I did increase the breakout force on the nose gear, and she now flies straight as an arrow- ball right in the middle!
Thanks everyone for the advice!

Ted Chipps
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