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#1 montun23

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:48 AM

Hello folks,

 

I dont have too many hours under the belt, but with all of my flying till date, I dont recollect a good use case for the roll trim (unless the rigging is messed up). I hve never really used roll trim, and most of the tin cans I fly, they DONT even have roll trim.

 

So my question is - on a Cozy 4, is there good value to have roll trim? I was thinking of getting rid of the stock roll trim on the panel, free up some space and make use of the real estate. 

 

Thoughts? could the big guns provide some input?

 

Thanks in advance.

MN



#2 Kent Ashton

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:01 AM

I’ve had exerience with three canard airpanes and none of them could be trimmed hands-off for very long. The don’t have the designed-in stability of the Cessnas and Pipers i’ve flown. Yet, they do need trim control, otherwise you will go nuts trying to hold them straight. I am always gently making tiny stick inputs; could do with an autopilot but for VFR flying, i don’t mind. Keeps me awake. :-)

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

Thanks Kent

 

I’ve had exerience with three canard airpanes and none of them could be trimmed hands-off for very long. The don’t have the designed-in stability of the Cessnas and Pipers i’ve flown. Yet, they do need trim control, otherwise you will go nuts trying to hold them straight. I am always gently making tiny stick inputs; could do with an autopilot but for VFR flying, i don’t mind. Keeps me awake. :-)

 

I have seen your modifications for the roll trim by the stick, something like that woudl meet my needs... will research more. 







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