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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Having problems with the Trim Level Indicator
    The light indicator is going to bottom of the scale
    when electrics are turned on even though the trim should be
    Half way up, eventually the light will move up to
    The correct level. Any suggestions

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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Hi Colin

    If you pull gently on the wires going into the fuselage from the elevator( there is usually around 6in of slack), you will find a connector with a heat shrink sleeve. Cut away the heat shrink enough to pull the connector apart and look for any water or poor contacts which could be the cause of your problem? Suggest a smear of electrical contact grease and new heat shrink on re-assembly to help keep any moisture out

    Regards

    Malc

    Red Air

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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Hi Malcolm
    Am I right in thinking that the connecter in question
    Is linking the cable near to the trim motor?
    Thank you for your quick response
    Regards
    Colin

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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Hi Colin

    Yes that's the one although the usual location is under the fin rather than in the elevator with the wires going between the stabiliser trailing edge tube and the flange on the end of the rear fuselage shell?

    Under the heat shrink it is a green coloured 6 way plug and socket (only five wires connected)

    Regards

    Malc

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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Thanks Malc,
    I will let you know how I get on.
    Cheers

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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    :smile: as you said, all sorted.....
    Thanks again Malc.

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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    I will have to try that, my indicator is at the bottem and wont come up although the Trimmer works ok both ways.

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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Good Luck Terry,worked for me !!!

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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Hi Malcolm
    The trim prblem is back,really is tempermental,when in the middle ,will suddenly go to the bottom.I have notice when
    using the transmission button the lights on the guage go off.
    I am thinking could there be a short in the conroll button mechanism,if so,is it a straight forward operation taking it apart to check.
    your thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated

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    Trim Level Indicator problem

    Hello Colin
    We had a similar issue when we got our aircraft, issue was down to a faulty earth

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