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? asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 2 months ago

Does a glider-aircraft have 'trim'?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It surely does.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes.   You can set it to optimize the descent to get maximum glide when your hands are off the yoke.   The factors that would require you to change it is weight of pilot,  amount of ballast (water) you might be carrying,   rain, dirt or other factors that reduce the "smoothness"  of the surfaces,  etc.  

  • 2 months ago

    At least elevator trim, any change in speed requires a change in pitch trim.

    Flying for hours without the ability to trim would be tiring.

  • 2 months ago

    all gliders have control for yaw, pitch and roll.  Otherwise, it would go anywhere it wanted.

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  • 2 months ago

    Some do, some don’t (such as hang gliders and some basic trainers).

    If you wanted a specific answer then you needed to specify a particular make and model.

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