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744: how to use rudder trim--and when?

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I think I read somewhere about using rudder trim to get set up on approach for a strong crosswind landing in the 744, but I cannot remember exactly. How do you use rudder trim for such a situation--if, indeed, you do!Thanks.Jonathan Sacks


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I would think that rudder trim would be far more important for any engine failure type of scenario when a steady rudder bias would be required. I imagine for crosswind landing you would rather depend solely on your feet as wind not only can change direction/intensity but fast leg work may be needed during the flare. Michael J.http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/for...argo_hauler.gifhttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-beta.jpg


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Jonathan-OOOOOHHHH.... Simple rule for using rudder trim:Don't Touch It Unless You Have An Engine INOP.When landing in a crosswind- you should still have the airplane in balanced trim.... but use rudder as needed to kick the nose stright on the runway was you touch down...


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