The image at right from the NTSB docket shows the accident airplane's elevator and trim tabs
during recovery from the lake.
The ruddervators are the primary control surfaces for both pitch and yaw and are made of aluminum, and each has a large trailing edge pitch trim tab
. Unlike the SR models, the SF50 has a manual pitch trim wheel in the center console.
Also featured are special tips such as adjusting engine trim or trim tabs
to help get up on plane and, once on plane, readjusting the trim or trim tabs
to optimize efficiency.
WOT Range 5000-6000 rpm Base Price w/Yamaha F300 $79,980 VALUE-ADDED STANDARD FEATURES Hull colors, trim tabs
, toe rails, Porta Potti, T-top, Raymarine VHF radio MUST-HAVE OPTIONS Deluxe leaning post, battery charger, stern jump seats, bow cushions, Raymarine or Garmin electronics package BUILDER Hydra-Sports, hydrasports.com Circle 4 on reader service card, page 33
There are no doors - you climb in by stepping off the running boards - other than that and a few controls such as buttons to control trim tabs
for water-borne stability and a cradle for a GPS system, it is akin to any car interior.
Will the trim tabs
adequately compensate for typical loads?
Feel free to use the elevator trim, but leave the rudder or aileron trim tabs
When flying a conventional single, adding power causes more airflow over the trim tabs
, making the trim "think" the airplane is flying faster.
manufactures trim tabs
, electric actuators, hatch lifts, switches and the all new Auto Glide Boat Leveling System.
WOT Range 4600-5000 rpm Base Price w/MerCruiser 5.0L MPI Alpha C $45,001 VALUE-ADDED STANDARD FEATURES Isotta racing wheel, bow boarding ladder, acrylic Bimini top, pull-up cleats, flip-up bolsters for crew buckets MUST-HAVE OPTIONS Lenco trim tabs
, stereo, bow filler cushions, sunpad extension, wakeboard tower BUILDER Nautic Global Group, rinkerboats.com Circle 10 on reader service card, page 33
Applications for the new units are varied and include ZTR mower deck lifts, boat engine jack plate lifts, ATV/UTV attachments, UTV tilt bed lifts, boat hatch cover lifts, skid-steer attachment locks, marine trim tabs
, fertilizer sprayer boom extenders, etc.