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Old 09-28-2018, 06:19 PM
scsmith scsmith is offline
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Originally Posted by Berchmans View Post
Actually I built my RV8 per the plans, mounted everything including wheel pants before fist flight, everything was mounted dead nuts straight. I can fly with my feet flat on the floor with no rudder trim required what so ever, even doing a Hoover roll, no rudder needed. Check everything being straight first. I once had a water rudder out of alignment on my float plane with played **** with rudder inputs.
Mine also cruises with no trim, although it is just a thin fraction of a ball off. Built to plans. Just the slight weight of my relaxed right foot is enough to keep it perfect. I also found that if you are going to split hairs this fine, you better make sure that your slip-skid ball is actually mounted exactly level in the panel.
Steve Smith
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RV-8 N825RV
IO-360 A1A
WW 200RV
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Hobbs 550
also LS-6-15/18 sailplane
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