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TRIMMING

AIM:

To be able to trim the gyro in pitch to relieve stick pressures and maintain attitude.

CONSIDERATIONS:

Rotor Head Trim

  • Most gyrocopters have a rotor head trim to relieve the pilot of fore and aft pressures on the control stick.
  • Some gyrocopters also have lateral trim to relieve the pilot of left and right pressures on the control stick.
  • Can be ground adjusted or flight adjustable. 
  • Trim is used to help maintain an attitude, not used to change the attitude.
  • Stops the pilot from becoming tired by continuously holding a pressure on the control stick.
  • Used in steady phases of flight like straight and level, climbing and descending.
  • Works by altering the angle of the rotor head.
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