View Full Version : Flying the AR-234 - Potential Problem?

05-01-2007, 08:53 AM
Hi- I've been trying to learn the quirks of the '234 since loading up IL1946; I've noticed ONE big glaring problem I hope someone has an answer for:


I've tried with both loaded and unloaded planes, but with both I experience a VERY pronounced nose-down attitude. With elevator trim to neutral, full back-pressure on the stick is required just to keep it somewhat level- leaving very little wiggle room for climbing. I can dial in elvator trim, but even at full trim I'm STILL negative and have to fight the thing to keep it in the air. If I try with an unloaded ship, it's just the same- full up trim and fighting the stick for almost-level flight. Invariably I'll have to try and climb over some normally negligible terrain feature and sadly most of the time I'm screwed.

(And yes, I've made sure I was topped 100% with fuel to eliminate any possible fore-and-aft balance issues, if it's modelled that way.)

What gives? Has anyone else found this to be the case- and if so, did you find a fix for it? Or is it a 'glitch' that will require developer attention, if they can get to it?

05-01-2007, 09:03 AM
I have only found this to be the case right after takeoff, when airspeed is still low. It was not pronounced enough to prevent a gentle climbout, and once the airspeed picks up, the trim seemed to work normally.

Are you using full throttle on takeoff, and thus getting the benefit of the RATO?

05-01-2007, 09:16 AM
Starting in QMB I noticed it is nose heavy at lower speeds. Once the speed builds up a bit the trim seems to be much better.

05-01-2007, 10:03 AM
as in GD - getting off the ground fully loaded with 1000kg and 2 500kg bombs(is that right) and full load of fuel no problem, although does need a decent run up. keep it low, but not so low you hit stuff obviously, and level whilst you build up speed before climbing.

05-01-2007, 12:59 PM
Dont know waht u do.

Buht i have n.p. , out of the box the Arado fly normal as i have used to the ahter bombers.
No trimming needed to start , clim and gaine speed , onloaded or loaded to 100%.
Its only a slow climer loaded.
On level bombing it stay`s on alt when level stabalizer is on.
And after droping bombs it dont need to adjust to heavy , its like the he111 only faster lol.
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