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    has anyone created an electric trim for the air command elite airframe?

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    Lots of folks use linear actuator motors for that purpose. One of the Peach State guys used one on an Air Command. It wasn't difficult...just hooked it to the trim spring and wired it to a switch.

    It was one like this (though I am not recommending this one or this company):

    https://www.progressiveautomations.c...cGUaAuRA8P8HAQ
    Jon Carleton
    http://peachstaterotorcraft.org
    Private ASEL Instrument/Sport Pilot Gyroplane
    N575EE "The Bulldozer" gyroplane
    N4638D Beechcraft Bonanza

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    • #3
      I believe Steve McGowan uses a windshield wiper motor attached to a cable and spring on Black. It looks to be lighter (and cheaper) than a linear actuator.
      Bobby Munroe
      Private Pilot (SEL)
      PRA Chapter 62 #42748
      EAA #1160523

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      • #4
        Yes, linear actuators are also used for such, and Progressive Automations is one of those trusted in the field. To add, you can also check out this link for further insights regarding linear actuators: Electric Linear Actuators

        Hope this helps!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AirCommandPilot View Post
          I believe Steve McGowan uses a windshield wiper motor attached to a cable and spring on Black. It looks to be lighter (and cheaper) than a linear actuator.
          The Magni trim works that way... It's not as neat as the pneumatic piston used in the ELA, but does the job quite well...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Midget 1 View Post
            has anyone created an electric trim for the air command elite airframe?
            I have my spring tension on my single place adjusted just right......I see no reason for an in flight adjustable. Maybe on a 2 place ?

            Happy Flying, Chris S.

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