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trim system on baby lakes.

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Jan 5, 2009
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hi folks!

hope everybody is doing well, while winter lasts, and that many ribs and spars will go out of workshops when sun will shine again.

I have a question for people who allready completed ans flew their baby lakes. What about the trim system. it comes from the great lakes conception, with a complete moving stabilator, actuated by a long scew, rotating in a vertically, up and down. seems very complicared to me. anybody familiar with it, and any possibility of putting on a simple small flap on trailing edge of the tail, as usual? but then, what angle would be good to weld the stabilator to fuselage? a bit hairy, in both . any tips?

thanks foradvice. Hervé.

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