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Tallyho1961
07-10-2005, 06:51 AM
Recently I've been learning the CR.42 and I noticed that, unlike all the other IL2 a/c I've flown, you need to pay a lot of attention to aileron trim - which is kinda cool.

Then, as I was doing a cockpit map for it, I saw there is a large animated aileron trim wheel and the only aileron trim gauge I've ever seen in the sim.

Obviously there is something unusual about the aerodynamics of this a/c - I'm off the surf for info, but does anybody have any insight on this in the meantime?

Tallyho1961
07-10-2005, 06:51 AM
Recently I've been learning the CR.42 and I noticed that, unlike all the other IL2 a/c I've flown, you need to pay a lot of attention to aileron trim - which is kinda cool.

Then, as I was doing a cockpit map for it, I saw there is a large animated aileron trim wheel and the only aileron trim gauge I've ever seen in the sim.

Obviously there is something unusual about the aerodynamics of this a/c - I'm off the surf for info, but does anybody have any insight on this in the meantime?

F19_Ob
07-10-2005, 08:21 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif bump

Tallyho1961
07-10-2005, 09:39 AM
Can't find a thing about the apparent roll axis instability on the Web. I've also got a couple of books that profile the CR.42; they're silent on this as well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Heliopause
07-10-2005, 09:48 AM
Any Hungaryians who know something about this through their history books? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Tallyho1961
07-10-2005, 11:12 AM
Hmm... we seem to have a bona fide mystery here.

rnzoli
07-10-2005, 11:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Heliopause:
Any Hungaryians who know something about this through their history books? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Certainly not in the 'usual' history books.
However, I did a search in Hungarian language for the words aileron trim 42, but nothing was revealed about this secret.

Tallyho1961
07-10-2005, 12:34 PM
Isn't the Fiat CR.42 an Italian aircraft?

BTW, after two hours on it, or so, I think it's a great aircraft to fly. Keeping my rudder and ailerons in trim is a real exercise in coordinated flying - and a nice break from the usual late war muscle-planes. And the instrumentation and cockpit is lovely.

I dug up a mini-campaign by Gaston on the IL2 official site missions page. Flying a biplane against Greek Blenheims and Gladiators on a mountainous map - with an Italian speech pack to boot - is really sharp http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks, Gaston, wherever you are!

PBNA-Boosher
07-10-2005, 12:39 PM
Yes, the Cr.42 is Italian, but it was used extensively by the Hungarian Air Force.

Tallyho1961
07-10-2005, 05:35 PM
No takers?