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Old 12-16-2016, 05:02 PM   #11
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For takeoff, the throttle should be run up to +7 to +9 boost in about six seconds. With proper elevator trim, she will lift off by herself.

I set my takeoff elevator trim to the center position on the indicator.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:05 PM   #12
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I was having trouble with ghostly pedal inputs but found I had an assistance for take off set to 100%. Going to try again without it and will report back
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:08 PM   #13
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Around the pitch axis, the spit seems veeeery sensitive. Without calibrating the axis curve it is nearly uncontrollable for me with my hotas t.flight and so i nearly crashed during takeoff. I instantly got an angle of attack of about 60° or so And then the instructor has the nerves to say "keep the stick pulled and release it gently"
Sounds like you have too much nose up trim at takeoff. Very easy to control here.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:31 PM   #14
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The damn beast leaped into the air so quickly I panicked
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:32 PM   #15
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I put the takeoff assist back on, its the only way I can take off
What a lovely plane
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:34 PM   #16
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I imagined the TO being harder - for me it just needs a bit more getting used to the plane for more refinement but otherwise it is quite enjoyable on TO.

I find it even easier to TO than the 109.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:36 PM   #17
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The damn beast leaped into the air so quickly I panicked
With proper elevator trim, it should not "leap", rather, it should have a gentle takeoff at neutral stick.
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I imagined the TO being harder - for me it just needs a bit more getting used to the plane for more refinement but otherwise it is quite enjoyable on TO.

I find it even easier to TO than the 109.
Yes, quite easy once have get the basics down and have the right amount of takeoff trim set.

Good use of rudder is also important, and even more so when landing.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:38 PM   #19
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I had an assistance for take off set to 100%
Me too. Took off without problems, thought "hmmm, this is too easy", noticed the TO assistance is on, turned it off, went back, tried again and promptly veered off the runway, crashed and burned.

Love this bird. She really is a stunner!
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:03 PM   #20
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I am still on that phase (all aids off) where i need to crash 100 planes before taking off. Exciting!
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