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10-08-2003, 05:17 PM
can somebody please post me a link where the (best) use of trim in FB is explained well?


10-08-2003, 05:17 PM
can somebody please post me a link where the (best) use of trim in FB is explained well?


10-08-2003, 06:06 PM
well you can assign trim to any button on your keyboard or your flight stick. it helps to trim out A/C when in level flight. depending on what A/C you fly the plane will tend to want to pitch up or down slightly.

if this is a serious question then just try assigning a button to control trim and just play around with it../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


10-08-2003, 06:27 PM
What Deathsledge said.

Plus, a few default KB assignments to remember:

CTRL UP or DOWN ARROW for pitch trim

CTRL LEFT or RIGHT ARROW for roll trim(most planes do not have aileron trim)

CTRL Z or X for rudder trim

SHIFT + the above mentioned buttons will drop the specified trim back to the neutral position, automatically.

Also, assign a key to "Level Stabilizer" in the "Controls" section. A quick activate on, then off and this will level out your plane and let you trim from there.

Of course, if you have a HOTAS, scroll down the controls section and assign rotarys to trim, as you see fit. If the trim works opposite the way you want it to using a rotary of a HOTAS, just re-assign the trim, moving the rotary in the opposite direction from the way you turned it to set it the first time.

Some trim tips:

All planes have a tendency to yaw opposite the direction of the prop rotation, with the engine torque. A plane with a clockwise prop rotation will require 10-15 clicks of right rudder to keep it straight. Similarly, a plane with a counter-clockwise prop rotation will require 10-15 clicks of left rudder.

Set pitch trim for level flight at cruising speed and re-adjust as necessary.

On planes that have aileron trim, like the P47 and HE111-6 for example, two-three clicks of aileron (roll) trim in the opposite direction it is banking will help level flight.

Just some FYI to use as you see fit./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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10-08-2003, 08:31 PM
Previous post says it all, what I assign is the num lock key pad keys, I use #2 & #8 for trim up and down, then use #4 & #5 for trim bank left and right, #7 & #9 for rudder yaw left and right, and #5 for level stabilization key. Sort of works out good, you don't have to look at the keyboard.


10-08-2003, 08:39 PM

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10-08-2003, 09:52 PM
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10-08-2003, 10:05 PM
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10-08-2003, 11:07 PM
thank u m8s