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LonelyWolf1992
12-04-2009, 05:49 AM
Hi everybody.
Finally I got the game and everything is perfect, but I got a problem.
When Im flying or even taxi to take-off my airplane always 'drag' me to the left side and a little bit up, which mean I must pull my joystick to the right and a little bit down to get it in the 'zero zone/neutral zone'.

My joystick is a Logitech Freedom 2.4 Ghz.

I have uploaded a picture:
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1686/dragf.jpg

AndyJWest
12-04-2009, 06:13 AM
Hi LonelyWolf, welcome to the Ubi forums.

It sounds to me like you need to adjust the elevator and rudder trim. The correct settings depend on speed, engine settings etc, and learning how to do this properly is one of the things that beginners often struggle with. When you get it right, the plane should fly more or less straight and level with the stick at neutral.

The P-51 isn't the easiest plane to fly in this regard either, particularly with a full fuel tank.

If you haven't seen it already, have a look at Bearcat's 'Nugget's Guide' at the top of this forum. He gives lots of very useful advice for beginners.

TheGrunch
12-04-2009, 06:16 AM
You need to trim your aircraft for level flight - you'll need to bind keys for Aileron, Elevator and Rudder Trim. Not all aircraft have full 3-axis trim, though, for example, German fighter aircraft don't have rudder trim. In those aircraft you'll just have to live with it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

EDIT: Oops, too slow. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

LonelyWolf1992
12-04-2009, 06:38 AM
Thanks for the quick response.

I guess I'll just keep practice then.
I just thought my joystick was broken or something, but it seems to work 100% in windows control panel and in the in-game joystick configuration.

And yes, I have read the nuggets guide. Very good reading if I must say.

Cya in the skies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Zeus-cat
12-04-2009, 06:47 AM
And don't expect to trim your plane once and be done with it. As you use fuel, your plane will slowly go out of trim and you will need to readjust everything.

gizmo60
12-04-2009, 07:40 AM
You bought the game, for better or worse you are now married to Mrs. Trim

Be prepared to lavish her with much time and lots of attention http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Cheers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

AndyJWest
12-04-2009, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by gizmo60:
You bought the game, for better or worse you are now married to Mrs. Trim

Be prepared to lavish her with much time and lots of attention http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Cheers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

You could always sneak off for a bit of fun with Miss P-38, she only needs half the attention to trim (contrarotating props, so no need to play with her rudder).

Don't mess around with that little Russian minx comrade I-16 though. She doesn't go in for such subtlties as trim at all, and she needs all you attention to get her anywhere... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Aviar
12-04-2009, 10:13 AM
Propeller Torque:

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/qu...ynamics/q0015a.shtml (http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/dynamics/q0015a.shtml)

Aviar

M_Gunz
12-04-2009, 12:00 PM
If you don't deal with Mrs Trim right, her Slip will show.

Choctaw111
12-04-2009, 12:05 PM
Hello and and a warm welcome.
You already got tips about trimming your plane in flight.
If you have trouble with the plane drifting while accelerating down the runway, you have the option of "locking your tailwheel" which really helps on some planes to stay centered on the runway at low speeds when you have all that engine torque up front trying to throw you off the runway.