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    hello fellow pilots

    i started to fly a campaign with "Bf-109-G2 (1942)" and the strange think is that when i try to trim my ailerons and rudders they don't work, only the elevators are "permitated" to trim...
    the other aircrafts that i played i could trim the ailerons,rudders,and elevators...
    is this a problem with the game (i think not), or it's because that "bf-109-G2 (1942)" only allows to trim the elevators???

    thanks....good hunting
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    hello fellow pilots

    i started to fly a campaign with "Bf-109-G2 (1942)" and the strange think is that when i try to trim my ailerons and rudders they don't work, only the elevators are "permitated" to trim...
    the other aircrafts that i played i could trim the ailerons,rudders,and elevators...
    is this a problem with the game (i think not), or it's because that "bf-109-G2 (1942)" only allows to trim the elevators???

    thanks....good hunting
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    stathem's Avatar Senior Member
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    No, it reflects the true case of the Bf109, which only had elevator trim.
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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 stathem:
    No, it reflects the true case of the Bf109, which only had elevator trim. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Actually there were trim tabs on all the control surfaces; only the ones on the elevators were adjustable in flight.
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    horseback's Avatar Senior Member
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    That's what we need! The ability to adjust those trim tabs before takeoff...


    cheers

    horseback
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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 jannaspookie:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stathem:
    No, it reflects the true case of the Bf109, which only had elevator trim. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Actually there were trim tabs on all the control surfaces; only the ones on the elevators were adjustable in flight. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You know, just after I posted that last night I thought about editing it to say 'pilot-adjustable' but it was late, I was tired, and I thought it was really 'kin obvious from the context of the OP that 'pilot-adjustable' was what was meant.

    EDIT sorry 'pilot adjustable in flight'
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    It's also the same case on the FW 190 - for the same reason, German specifications at the time only called for trimmable pitch on all planes with less than 5 tons takeoff weight. It's a German pecularity, like that in real life both aircraft had adjustable tailplanes, rather than simple trim tabs on the control surface.

    I think both of these aircraft solved the problem by other means, the 109 for example had a profiled (assymetric when viewed from above) tail, acting as a sort of wing, counteracting the torque forces, plus the mentioned fixed trim tabs. The Yakovlev series had for example, assymetric wing size for the same reason.

    Quite a few other planes lack this or that trim as well, typically aileron or rarer, rudder trim.
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    raaaid's Avatar Senior Member
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    the trim on 109 is such that only at the best fuel comsumption speed the plane is accurately trim

    in other words you trim the plane with the throttle
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    Set the throttle to around 40%.
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