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zugfuhrer
02-13-2006, 03:11 PM
The speed and climbrates given in this forum is much better than thoose I can achieve, perhaps am I "trimming" the German fighter the wrong way.
I know that there where trim only on the elevators, so I have to compensate with the rudder and ailerons.
I do that this way; I center the ball (inclino-meter) with my rudder. This make the a/c torque clockwise, so I push my joystick to make the a/c fly straight.

The other way to do it is to correct the torque with the rudder. This will make the a/c yaw (the ball in the inclonometer is not in the center of the glass-tube), the but I can fly with the stick in neutral position.
What slows the a/c most;
The rudder-compensation or the aileron-compensation?

Allied_Killer
02-13-2006, 04:33 PM
Do whatever you need do to keep the ball centered.

MLudner
02-13-2006, 05:27 PM
Both about equally I would think. BUT! I could be wrong.

Pirschjaeger
02-13-2006, 06:07 PM
How to trim a german figher best? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Easy, Prost!, snip snip, duck. Prost!, snip snip, duck. Prost!, snip snip, duck. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Treetop64
02-13-2006, 06:14 PM
Beat the hell out of your ground crew for mis-trimming the aircraft before you flew it.

I still can't believe the 109s were pre-trimmed by the ground crew before the plane flew... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

zugfuhrer
02-14-2006, 01:38 PM
The 109 got a fixed trim tab that should trim the a/c at certain speed and hight.
I dont know why they made this solution, but I havnt found the speed in this game.
My joystick has been "shaggy" because of the manual correction.

slipBall
02-14-2006, 04:47 PM
Try this link for some interesting reading. SlipBall ( I was only following orders )


http://www.virtualpilots.fi/feature/articles/109myths/




Originally posted by zugfuhrer:
The speed and climbrates given in this forum is much better than thoose I can achieve, perhaps am I "trimming" the German fighter the wrong way.
I know that there where trim only on the elevators, so I have to compensate with the rudder and ailerons.
I do that this way; I center the ball (inclino-meter) with my rudder. This make the a/c torque clockwise, so I push my joystick to make the a/c fly straight.

The other way to do it is to correct the torque with the rudder. This will make the a/c yaw (the ball in the inclonometer is not in the center of the glass-tube), the but I can fly with the stick in neutral position.
What slows the a/c most;
The rudder-compensation or the aileron-compensation?

Grey_Mouser67
02-14-2006, 06:38 PM
irl i think the speed was about 400km/hr. In game it is higher...maybe 450 but I haven't really settled in on that....you have to acheive the correct speed and throttle setting. If you climbed to altitude and trimed for level flight, throttle back to 70% you'll be close...you can work up or down from there.

You'll have to experiment with it, but there is a sweet spot.

Interminate
02-14-2006, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
How to trim a german figher best? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Easy, Prost!, snip snip, duck. Prost!, snip snip, duck. Prost!, snip snip, duck. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Nice sig.

NonWonderDog
02-14-2006, 09:41 PM
Just throttle back to cruise, and you should be in trim.

Trim speed was set, amazingly enough, to be equal to cruise speed. Shocking.