mandala499
Topic Author
Posts: 6465
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2001 8:47 pm

Aileron Trim

Wed Sep 05, 2001 3:41 pm

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

Mandala499
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
 
FBU 4EVER!
Posts: 980
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2001 6:53 am

RE: Aileron Trim

Wed Sep 05, 2001 5:10 pm

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.
"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
 
avt007
Posts: 1989
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2000 4:51 am

RE: Aileron Trim

Thu Sep 06, 2001 1:33 am

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.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: rbretas and 1 guest

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos