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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    Ok.. I'll give you that. But... I am sure you know where I am coming from.

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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    it's better to do it right the first time. a plane that far out of trim will not fly as good as it should. setting it up mechanicaly you will enjoy the plane a lot more thne go have fun.

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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    Just a bit of levity after we were shined on, nothing more.   We all had good responses to the issues. Too bad the OP didn't present it in a more adult fashion and stay involved from the start.
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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    Let's all go flying together now.

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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    Sounds like a good plan Kurt.
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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    Yes ! Today was a great day to fly.......if it wasn't for that leafless tree that reached  out and tripped up  my extra!
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    RE: How much trim is to much?


    ORIGINAL: CGRetired

    Ok.. I'll give you that. But... I am sure you know where I am coming from.

    CGr.
    Yeah. No prob.

    It just wasn't the best aproach to getting information out there.

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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    I have a nice yellow nyrod on the push pull elevator on my Swoose. Oh no!!! maybe it won't work and I will have to hit the trim once in a while. Or, maybe the splashing water will keep it cooled down and it won't slacken up?? Hot dang, a new topic!!!
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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    I asked this question because I wanted to get an idea of what others attitudes on this issue were.
    I don't do this just for fun, I had an objective!

    I do not use Nyrods because I do know of the problems they can cause, as mentioned.
    However, many people do use and like them. Otherwise they wouldn't still be available.

    Those that were helpful on this thread I want to thank.
    The others, ............

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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    I can honestly say that I'm glad this thread was started as it has helped me to gain a better understanding of how to properly trim out a plane, and had I had this information when I setup my first pattern plane, my scores would definitely have been alot better..... but instead of correcting the issue, I had to learn to compensate for the misalignments that I had in the plane. And running out of rudder when trying to do stall turns is not a good thing.............

    I can now go back to my plane and attempt to correct some of the errors I made when putting this ARF together, and hopefully not have to fight the plane so much when I'm trying to do various maneuvers.........

    Thank you for having this thread out here, and for all the comments and suggestions on how to correct these issues.
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    RE: How much trim is to much?


    ORIGINAL: KW_Counter

    I asked this question because I wanted to get an idea of what others attitudes on this issue were.
    I don't do this just for fun, I had an objective!

    I do not use Nyrods because I do know of the problems they can cause, as mentioned.
    However, many people do use and like them. Otherwise they wouldn't still be available.

    Those that were helpful on this thread I want to thank.
    The others, ............

    KW_Counter
    I deleted that post.

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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    Excuse my ignorance guys, but what are nyrods ? i'm just wondering if i know them as something else.

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    RE: How much trim is to much?


    Ah, sullivan snakes, yip i'm a big fan of them myself. I just had it in my head it was some sort nylon threaded rod........cheers for the link

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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    ORIGINAL: john josey

    Excuse my ignorance guys, but what are nyrods ? i'm just wondering if i know them as something else.

    Nyrods, or Sullivan Goldenrods, ah... snakes.. are nylon rods that slide within a tube. They can be used as a replacemet for the dowels used on models to operate the control surfaces - rudder and elevator.

    The above post probably points to a link showing what they are. If used properly, secured well within the fuselage, they work very well and are very light.

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    RE: How much trim is to much?

    Gave me a bunch of great info. Thanks guys.


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