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Left Wing Heavy

I've recently noticed my Bonanza 36 is flying Left Wing Heavy. In order to get the plane to come close to level flight with hands off I must turn the Trim know on the yoke all the way to the right. I've completed some initial troubleshooting and have included a pdf file with pics. Any help is greatly appreciated

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N48LE Hvy Wing Pics small.pdf - 3.7 MB

Model: Bonanza 36
Aircraft Serial Number: E-155
Posted 8/30/2023 - 5 months ago
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In review of the photos I see a number of inconsistencies with the flight control rigging. Often when something 'isn't right', a well-meaning mechanic will make an adjustment to try and correct, but if the wrong adjustment is made, the problem can compound to the point that 'several discrepancies' show up, the airframe is fighting itself, and speed is lost.

When this happens, my recommendation is to take all adjustable surfaces back to neutral and test fly the aircraft with aileron trimmer disabled. Set up in cruise flight, elevator trim as required, then let go hands and feet and see what it does first: Yaw or roll, and work from there. If roll, a wing will need adjusting.

Suggest you find a rigging specialist in your area. By the geographic location of the aircraft registration, two suggestions I have would be Biggs Aircraft in Oklahoma, or Mountain Airframe in Arkansas.

Mike
ABS Technical Advisor

Posted 8/30/2023 - 5 months ago
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Left Wing Heavy