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Old 14 February 2013, 12:56   #1
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Trim Tabs on 'Raptor'

I'm fitting Hydraulic Trimmers on the RIB...Ribcraft 6.8 and Befor I start I was wondering if anyone here has fitted them to thier R.C and could give any pointers as to placement ect?
Think!.. I know the score, but never hurts to ask those with practical experiance!..Cheers.
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I'm fitting Hydraulic Trimmers on the RIB...Ribcraft 6.8 and Befor I start I was wondering if anyone here has fitted them to thier R.C and could give any pointers as to placement ect?
Think!.. I know the score, but never hurts to ask those with practical experiance!..Cheers.
Anyone???
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Old 15 February 2013, 13:27   #3
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Maximus .The only place I can think to place them is on the back dude.either side of the big black noisy thing that hides 250 horses under that cowling!
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This is where I fit them.

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On a RC then I think the same would apply...
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Ensure that you fit them with at least 5degrees negative trim when fully retracted so that they are completely out of the water flow.
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I'm fitting Hydraulic Trimmers on the RIB...Ribcraft 6.8 and Befor I start I was wondering if anyone here has fitted them to thier R.C and could give any pointers as to placement ect?
Think!.. I know the score, but never hurts to ask those with practical experiance!..Cheers.
Don't know if you have seen this Matt or if its any use but could be worth watching 1st
http://youtu.be/9GvJklGe-hs
There are 3 parts to it
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Thanks Chaps!.. I knew you would come through!...!.(Well apart from Matt h)I Know your not a Trimmer Fan..
Although anything that increases Speed and or Handleing will SOON win HIM over!
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This is where I fit them.

http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....8&d=1265664627

On a RC then I think the same would apply...
PHEW!!! For a Second there Mate... I thought Ol 'Pigs Ear' Realy had Gone through The Mother of ALL Transformations!!...Not to metion Her Owner!!
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Why ? We have never needed to fit t/t to Ribcraft 6.8 before !
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The point is you don't "Need" to fit them however once you have them you realise that extra control they give you is very handy especially into a head sea. They can also compensate for an unbalanced boat if you are carrying a fat boy one one side. And if you are running with a beam sea again they come into their own.
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