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10-17-2004, 10:07 AM
As I'm taxiing up the runway about to take off my plane always starts to veer to the right. Is this normal behaviour or is it my joystick?

10-17-2004, 10:10 AM
It is called torque which is produced by the rotational forces of the prop as it spins matey http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif All Prop planes tend to have this, u need to compensate the takeoff with a little rudder input..

P.S might be good idea to re calibrate the joystick just incase anyway.. to be sure sort of speak..

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

10-17-2004, 10:50 AM
I guess if I'm serious about flyers its best to get a decent joystick. Ive seen some with a small direction button on the top of the stick which I guess you should use for the rudder.

10-17-2004, 10:56 AM
Hi, Blazer, and welcome aboard--

Yes, absolutely get a stick, indeed, get the best stick you can afford. Makes all the difference in the world.

That button on top of the stick is the "hat," and is generally used to change views in-cockpit and out, in place of moving one's head. In many sticks, like my M$FFB2, rudder is controlled by twisting the handle of the stick. I'm comfortable with this, but I do intend to pick up a set of rudder pedal when finances allow, as this is the best option overall. If you don't wind up at first with either a twist-stick or pedals, your rudder controls will be mapped to keystrokes (never having used them, I'm not sure what the default is, check the "Controls" menu).

Like I said before, welcome aboard. You're in for a treat!

10-17-2004, 11:39 AM
I think the default rudder buttons are Z (left) and X (right).