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jchpa32

Tomahawk Trim Issue

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I figured out why the tail on the Tomahawk looked 'funny' sometimes......I finally noticed that when trimming, the entire stabilizer moves! I notice last night, and tested it. Anyone else seeing this or just me?

Yes, I know it is years old and probably won't even be acknowledged, let alone fixed, but solves a mystery for me.

JCH

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So it's not a trim issue, just an animation issue.

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I don't have the Tomahawk so I'm not certain just what you are seeing, but it may actually be normal for the Tomahawk.

The PA-38 Tomahawk does not have a trim tab. It uses an arrangement whereby a spring pushes against the yoke. The trim wheel just changes the preload on the spring. This alters the position of the entire elevator to effect trimming.

Perhaps that is what you are seeing.

Jesse

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