Trim stabilizer instead of elevator only


This might be a newbie question, but isn’t Trim supposed to adjust the whole horizontal stabilizer on most aircraft instead of the elevator only?

When Trim only adjusts the elevator, it decreases the range of the elevator as well and therefore the maneuverability of the aircraft.

Just wondering.



Nope just the elevator. And really it’s only a portion of one side of the elevator. Well on the 172 anyway

I mean something like this:

And also this.

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Some aircraft have trim tabs, others have an all-moving horizontal stabilizer.

Many aircraft have moving horizontal stabilizers.
In IF they don’t. That’s a shame.