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    Their aircraft designers - without exceptions - hated their pilots.

    How they failed to include rudder or aileron trim is beyond me.
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    Their aircraft designers - without exceptions - hated their pilots.

    How they failed to include rudder or aileron trim is beyond me.
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    georgeo76's Avatar Senior Member
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    I think ergonomic cockpits and automatic engine controls prove the opposite point.
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    this don\'t make no sense!
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    well i agree with him. i couldnt stand half-rudder for hours no matter how many gadgets they threw at the thing.
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    The Germans did have trim on the fighters, just that they were set on the ground pre-flight. No rudder trim until later models like the K-4. Not sure about the 190's or bomber planes.
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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 BaldieJr:
    well i agree with him. i couldnt stand half-rudder for hours no matter how many gadgets they threw at the thing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I believe, Baldie, since they were pre trimmed for hands off at cruise, it would be rare indeed that you would be holding half rudder for hours. More like a few minutes here and there.

    I think that as a new pilot it would be comforting in a way, as you definitely knew when you were leaving the recomended cruise settings while you still had plenty of time to correct.

    Edit: Just read Targs post above. So maybe I'm completely out of the ballpark on this one.
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