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Franzen
02-22-2004, 09:53 PM
Hi guyz,
Just curious, could a pilot adjust the trim in flight as we adjust the elevators in the 109 before engaging the enemy? I was told that they couldn't in reality but I'm sceptical. Does anyone know?

Fritz

Franzen
02-22-2004, 09:53 PM
Hi guyz,
Just curious, could a pilot adjust the trim in flight as we adjust the elevators in the 109 before engaging the enemy? I was told that they couldn't in reality but I'm sceptical. Does anyone know?

Fritz

SKY_BOSS
02-22-2004, 10:00 PM
Yes you trim your aircraft in flight.

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DONB3397
02-22-2004, 10:08 PM
Not sure I understand the question. Yes, you can trim this plane in flight, both stabilizer and aileron. I've read several books by and about 109 pilots who refer to trimming the plane to compensate for battle damage, to set up for landings, even going into combat. There is a trim wheel below the throttle quadrant, I believe, next to the seat.

In FB, I fly the 109 some, and always trim the plane as soon as I've completed the climb out, and again, just before setting up for final at landing. The FM tends to lift the nose at cruising speed; you need to keep it down. But you don't want it nose heavy at landing.

BTW, you may want to assign a key or combination to stabilizer trim, and another for aileron trim. The default, I believe, is Control+up/down arrow...and Control+right/left arrow. If I'm wrong, someone will correct me.

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Franzen
02-22-2004, 10:22 PM
Thx,

I set the trim before my wheels leave the ground as I'm taking off. This allows me to go get a beer or a cigarette while climbing hands free http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif The way I set my trim my plane will climb consistantly at about 270kph. I figured that the pilot could have set the elevator trim in flight simply because of the size of the trim wheel. If it wasn't meant to be set during flight it wouldn't have been so big.

Fritz