Trim Tabs are devices that are used in both marine boats and aircraft to carry out essential aerodynamic stability duties. In essence, trim tabs come in the shape of metallic plates that govern the surface. Trim tabs are a secondary control mechanism used as a trailing edge for primary control devices like a rudder or an elevator in an aeroplane. Trimming is the process of using an aircraft’s trim tabs to offset an incoming force on the main control surface. The location of the control surface can be changed by adjusting the position or angle of the trim tabs in reference to the main control device. Trim tabs come in both fixed and adjustable varieties.
It is anticipated that the market for trim tabs would rise globally between 2022 and 2032 at a steady CAGR of more than 3.1%. The rising demand for trim tabs in the marine and aviation industries is a crucial element fueling the expansion of the global market for trim tabs.
Fixed trim tab positions can be altered while on the ground, but not while the aircraft is in flight. In response to shifting variables such wind direction, flight speed, centre of gravity, load variation, etc., adjustable trim tabs can be controlled and altered by pilots while the aircraft is in the air. Trim tab positioning can be managed mechanically (using a rod and control stick setup), electronically, or hydraulically. By altering their running angle, trim tabs enable maritime boats to be more easily kept on course and to rectify any roll that might occur with changes in speed.
- Bennett Marine Inc.
- Volvo Penta
- Lenco Marine
- Linear Devices Corporation (Lecrotab)
- Aviat Aircraft, Inc.
- Trim Master Marine, Inc.
- Textron Aviation
- McFarlane Aviation, Inc.
- LORD Corp.