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KnightWolf420
03-12-2004, 07:56 AM
A quick question about trim if you will........Usually I just trim the elevator and ailerons, but am not sure whether to do it at FULL throttle or at mid throttle, etc. and should the plane fly perfectly aligned with the horizon or at a slight angle?? Please help http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

KnightWolf420
03-12-2004, 07:56 AM
A quick question about trim if you will........Usually I just trim the elevator and ailerons, but am not sure whether to do it at FULL throttle or at mid throttle, etc. and should the plane fly perfectly aligned with the horizon or at a slight angle?? Please help http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ELEM
03-12-2004, 08:08 AM
Trimming is done at normal cruise speed @75-80% power to give a straight and level attitude. If you change attitude, ie: climb or dive you would normally re-trim. Saying all that, I never use it in the sim. It's just not neccessary with such low stick forces and short flying times.

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TgD Thunderbolt56
03-12-2004, 08:13 AM
As Elem stated, trim is usually done at "cruise". Whatever that happens to be for you.

Typically, you would use your attitude indicator to see how well you've trimmed out. You can also use your speedbar although it's less precise.

I usually trim a little, but not to completely neutral. I like having to give a little stick. it allows me to stay in better touch with my bird.



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Tully__
03-12-2004, 08:25 AM
Whenever you're flying in a steady state (constant climb, constant level or constant decent) adjust trim so that the plane flies in that state with as little control input as possible to maintain it. Don't worry about angle of attack, watch the VSI (vertical speed indicator). Set your trim so that the climb/dive needle stays where you want it without having to hold the stick forward or back.

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bird_brain
03-12-2004, 08:31 AM
I also trim for up for take-off & climb out.
I find it helps to roll in a slight up trim if in a turning fight to help the turn radius & lower the stick force (yes it does matter with a Cougar). http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif
A neutral trim if approaching for a level 6 O'Clock attack also makes for a much steadier shot instead of trying to aim while pushing or pulling on the stick. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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CRSutton
03-12-2004, 12:51 PM
I trim at cruise speed but when I spot the enemy I adjust the trim for what I think is the mean combat speed for the plane and then mostly forget about it. It is an educated guess but I think it is more important to have the best trim at combat, (when it is needed) rather that at cruising speed.