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    whenever i give my plane rudder, like when lining up for landing, the plane will yaw the right way but then when i release the rudder back to nuetral the plane goes back to about the same heading as prior to the rudder. i use the key board for rudders, i have one left, one right and one nuetral. when i look on the external view and hit the rudder left or right the rudder will work right and then when i release the rudder it automatically returns to nuetral without me pushing rudder nuetral. soooooo, i dont see why i have the problem with my heading in flight.
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    Zyzbot's Avatar Senior Member
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    Are you flying a plane that has rudder trim?
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    this happens with many planes, so i am not sure
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    F19_Ob's Avatar Senior Member
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    If I understand you correctly, there is nothing wrong with the plane.


    It takes some time for the rudder to take effect because u also have quite high forward speed, so even if u push rudder and the plane yaws to one side it still have the forward motion. If u release the the rudder-pressure it will go back a bit towards the original heading.
    Try to line up with normal slow small turns instead and use rudder in the final moments if nescessary.

    In normal flight u can use rudder-trim to correct the minor deviation.
    Some planes dont have rudder-trim and yet others have trimtabs that only can be adjusted on ground and wich are set so they enable straight flight at cruisingspeed (bf109 for example).
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    Tully__'s Avatar Global Moderator
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    Use ailerons & elevator to turn, use rudder only to keep the plane pointed in the direction it's travelling (except on the ground). It takes a very long time to get any significant amount of turn using rudder alone (and in real life it's very uncomfortable doing it that way, it's sure to upset your passengers )
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