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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6858 posts, RR: 75
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2748 times:

OK, everyone uses elevator trims...
But does anyone ever use aileron trims ?

Mandala499


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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Yes.
Very few planes are completely "straight",and most need to be trimmed slightly.
Usually cruise speed trim is used as a datum,and small trim changes will occur when speed is changed.Also flaps and slats extension might change the trim.Most larger planes have aileron trim tabs that can be controlled manually or electrically from the cockpit,while smaller planes have a tab that can be set (or bent) while on the ground.



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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Another common reason is to compensate for uneven fuel loads. Inaccurate fuel gauges, apu fuel burn, or extended idling of one engine on the ground will give you more fuel in one wing than the other.

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