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Cicada--LS--
05-30-2004, 02:21 PM
Fellas ... thanks for all the help with my previous question , but I have yet another. Been flying the Spits and seem to have a problem (maybe http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif ). Dose the Spit not have any aileron trim ???? I can`t seem to get that right roll out using the normal trim settings.

A minor question also .... what is the difference between the Spit variants ? (i.e. MK.V - MK.IX)

Cicada--LS--
05-30-2004, 02:21 PM
Fellas ... thanks for all the help with my previous question , but I have yet another. Been flying the Spits and seem to have a problem (maybe http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif ). Dose the Spit not have any aileron trim ???? I can`t seem to get that right roll out using the normal trim settings.

A minor question also .... what is the difference between the Spit variants ? (i.e. MK.V - MK.IX)

JG7_Rall
05-30-2004, 02:48 PM
Hmm....I've never really had to use aileron trim...maybe its your stick settings?

As far as the variants go, I'll leave that to the spit experts http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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GEO-oNe
05-30-2004, 04:01 PM
check your joystick calibration

VW-IceFire
05-30-2004, 04:08 PM
Some fighters didn't have aileron trim. With the Spitfire and FW190 you really notice this. The drifting off center is the torque of the engine. Use the rudder to compensate to a degree...it'll never be right on.

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horseback
05-30-2004, 05:03 PM
No, Spits did not have aileron trim, only elevator & rudder trim, so you'll catch yourself holding the stick a little to one side to compensate for torque. It's a bit annoying, but it's no failing on your part.

The difference between the Mk V and the MkIX is the engine, and to some degree, the wings. The Mk IX is a MK V with a bigger engine, using a four bladed prop and making it about eight inches (approx. 20cm )longer. Initial version of the Mk IX used the 'c' wing (2x or 4X 20mm, + 4X .303 cal), and later versions used the 'e' wing (2X 20mm + 2X .50cal), and often had the larger, pointed rudder.

All Mk IXs had the basic Mk V airframe with fixed tailwheel, though.

cheers

horseback

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nixon-fiend.
05-30-2004, 05:09 PM
The mk.IX was a later version than the mk.V...

Essentially it was a mk.V airframe with a merlin 61 engine.. this meant it was considerably faster than the mk.V and externally used a four bladed prop + 2 radiators etc..

later mk.Ixs got a load of modifications like pointy rudders, and stuff.

Like the mk.V.. the mk.IX was rushed into production as a 'stop-gap' a/ c because the mk.VIIIs weren't ready (IXs are trying to be VIIIs http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

Important differences in the game...

-Mk.IX is faster
-mk.V turns better
-mK.IX has twice as much cannon ammo

Need to know 'owt else?

heywooood
05-30-2004, 05:50 PM
You do not fly on a rail. This is a common perception of all new pilots.. why doesn't my plane fly straight and level hands off.

Some civilian planes do- they are designed to be docile, but they drift in all axis' too.

Warbirds are designed to be far lees stable as the result is a much more agile and manoeverable airplane. It will not fly as if on a rail.. Torque - turbulence - airframe design, all affect the planes path through the sky. You can use trim to reduce your workload in climbout or for so called straight and level flight from waypoint to waypoint but I dont.. pilots preference, I just dont like to mess with it.. besides - these flights are shorter than R/L combat sorties. But whatever floats yer boat.