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    hi,

    i am new here. i have played il2 aep for some times, but i still don't know how to fly the he-111 smoothly. i have been playing microsoft fs2004 for a while, and i know something (just something) about setting the throttles, props, mixture, trims etc. to trim a larger plane such as boeing 737 (in simulation only, of course). is there any figures to trim a he-111 (e.g. at what rpm, mainfold pressure the engines should be running) to make it fly hand-free i.e. hands off the joystick? don't wanna enable autopilot all the time...

    thanks!!!!!
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    hi,

    i am new here. i have played il2 aep for some times, but i still don't know how to fly the he-111 smoothly. i have been playing microsoft fs2004 for a while, and i know something (just something) about setting the throttles, props, mixture, trims etc. to trim a larger plane such as boeing 737 (in simulation only, of course). is there any figures to trim a he-111 (e.g. at what rpm, mainfold pressure the engines should be running) to make it fly hand-free i.e. hands off the joystick? don't wanna enable autopilot all the time...

    thanks!!!!!
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    Tully__'s Avatar Global Moderator
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    Pick the throttle setting that gives the speed you wish to fly, set trim to get as close as possible to hands off flight as you can at that speed, then fine tune the throttle to get it dead level.

    Be aware that it will never fly completely hands off as fuel load is continuously varying and no aircraft is perfectly stable. The best you can do is to minimise controls to a small touch every 5-15 seconds to get back in line.
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    use level stabiliser
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    yeah, but... how about the details? i mean... every type of plane plane built has a designed performance setting. for example, a beech baron 58 (from microsoft fs2004) has some figures like this:

    ...
    CRUISE CLIMB

    [ ] Throttles FULL
    [ ] Propellers 2500 RPM
    [ ] Mixture LEAN AS REQUIRED
    [ ] Cowl Flaps AS REQUIRED
    [ ] Airspeed 136 KIAS
    [ ] Engine Temperatures MONITOR
    .....
    Total Flight Simulator aircraft weight with full fuel 5,500 lbs

    VA - Maneuvering Speed 156 KIAS
    VLO - Maximum Gear Operating Speed 152 KIAS
    VLE - Maximum Landing Gear Extension Speed 152 KIAS
    Turbulent Air Penetration Speed 156 KIAS
    VNE - Never Exceed Speed 223 KIAS
    VS - Stalling Speed (maximum weight) 84 KIAS
    VSO - Stalling Speed in Landing Configuration 75 KIAS
    VX - Two-engine Best Angle-of-Climb Speed 92 KIAS
    VY - Two-engine Best Rate-of-Climb Speed 105 KIAS
    VXSE - Single-engine Best Angle-of-Climb Speed 100 KIAS
    VYSE - Single-engine Best Rate-of-Climb Speed 101 KIAS
    Minimum Icing Conditions Speed 130 KIAS
    VMCA - Minimum Control Speed 84 KIAS
    Minimum Glide Range Speed 115 KIAS

    so, any similar figures for he-111?
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    msalama's Avatar Senior Member
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    Hmmm... I've seen a German pilot's manual for the Heinkel floating around the net, but I just can't find it anymore... anyone?

    Get that & try to fly the beast "by the book" and see if it behaves as it should is my $0.002
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    Trim? What's that?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by yummybar:
    yeah, but... how about the details? i mean... every type of plane plane built has a designed performance setting. for example, a beech baron 58 (from microsoft fs2004) has some figures like this:

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    It would be great if we had these figures for IL2FB-PF aircraft. Maybe those who got the original flight manuals could try to post them. Even if not in so much detail.

    Maraz
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gotha_g.IV:
    Trim? What's that? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    trim is to make small adjustments to the movable surfaces to balance all the forces bit by bit... or stuff like that. trimming is to make the plane flys smoothly and hopefully, without any computer aids as in WWII, the pilot can fly the plane without touching the stick during cruising. that is, trim is to make small adjustments to make the plane fly straight without moving the stick always, otherwise your hands will be very tired of holding the stick at a point for several hours.

    and so, to trim the plane, it is necessary to find out what is the cruising speed, engine rpm, mixture % etc to fly the plane in the smoothest way, or at least to get closer to the designed performance. don't forget the bombing, because during the bombing sight requires a steady cruise when approaching, so we need some more performance figures to trim the plane to drop the bombs correctly.

    am i too clumsy on this?
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