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Dudleigh
05-21-2004, 09:22 PM
New to the sim: trying to get all the bugs worked out. Here's the deal. Using CH Pedals & Saitek 45, Airplane reaches takeoff speed, mushed into the air and just wallows along. Very unstabe, let go of the controler and the nose or wing droops like about 40 deg. As I fly the real stuff, I understand these high performance aircraft could tend to be a little unstable but cripes, not like this: and the trims seem to be usless. What control inputs should I be using for trim, (Neg for down) (Positive for up)What are the "Neutral" trims for

Thanks

Denis

Dudleigh
05-21-2004, 09:22 PM
New to the sim: trying to get all the bugs worked out. Here's the deal. Using CH Pedals & Saitek 45, Airplane reaches takeoff speed, mushed into the air and just wallows along. Very unstabe, let go of the controler and the nose or wing droops like about 40 deg. As I fly the real stuff, I understand these high performance aircraft could tend to be a little unstable but cripes, not like this: and the trims seem to be usless. What control inputs should I be using for trim, (Neg for down) (Positive for up)What are the "Neutral" trims for

Thanks

Denis

LEXX_Luthor
05-21-2004, 09:26 PM
I find best results with trim on my mouse wheel.

Neutral trim just centers trim without you having to do it.

Yes, long ago trim was "slowed down" but recently it was made somewhat faster. Works great for me now...but on mousewheel not keyboard--that I cannot get to work out.

Also some planes have no trim like I~16 and I~153. Wellcome to Forgotten Board

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Hawg-dawg
05-21-2004, 09:38 PM
Sounds Like a Job for RAY BAN JOCKEY.......

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TugZooey
05-21-2004, 09:38 PM
You could also put trim on one of the rotary knobs on the x-45's throttle. I use it that way and it works pretty well. The mouse wheel, as Lexx pointed out, is also good.

For the rotary, all you have to do is go into the controls menu ingame, select elevator trim under the HOTAS section, and turn the knob. The game and stick should automatically recognize one another.

Another thing you may want to check is the ingame settings for the different Axis (plural). My x-45 usually sets each perameter at 100 after installs, patches, reinstalls, whatever.

edit: Oh yeah, I rarely use the rudder and aileron trims, but that's just me. I usually fly planes that don't have the option.

BaldieJr
05-21-2004, 09:40 PM
You may want to calibrate your stick.

As for trim, i found that the Mostromo n50 speed-pad by belkin is perfect. Just make a macro, don't record "timings" (or whatever its called) and click the thing that says "repeat while presed" and don't change that timing either (keep zero).

Once in the air, one or two taps will get you where you need to be.

Nuetral trim resets trim to zero.

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VVanks
05-21-2004, 10:28 PM
I just don't trim because it's a waste of my time. I just try to fly it straight.

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T_O_A_D
05-21-2004, 10:38 PM
Here is an older word file I made to explain how I used to do it before I got the X-45. But once you read it you should get your head around it. Trim Document (http://131st.fighter-planes.net/files/131st_VFW%20Trim%20.doc)

I hope it helps.

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