Welcome Andy. I took am glad that Flip’s plane is in good hands. I hope that you can make it to Sedona to meet some of your new family in September.
Your trim indicator needle should have full travel up and down the full range of the dial. I do this occasionally just to make sure it stays limbered up. It is very minimal travel with each twist, but it should go the full travel. I especially run it all of the way through after servicing up in the tailcone. If running through the entire range just be extra mindful to return it to takeoff position. I’m told that back in the day a highly experienced Meyers Aircraft salesman departed a show and someone had wound the trim to full nose up. He could not overcome it and had a departure stall and therefor why all of our aircraft are required to have a placard on the panel regarding takeoff trim setting. It should also be on your pre-takeoff checklist. If you do not have a good checklist member Dean Sircusa provided me with a great one years back.