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Old 07-20-2017, 05:57 AM   #31
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Been flying since BS1 but have never made a video. Don't have any software for it either, if it's not natively supported by DCSW.
But I'll look into it next time I get the opportunity to enter my cockpit (to seldom nowadays)
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:15 PM   #32
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For joystick user with Warthog Hotas I recommend Central Timmer Mode. Less oscillation, smoother inputs.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:26 PM   #33
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I'm using a Saitek X-55, with the lightest spring I have, and I definitely follow the "hold the trimmer" school of flying. This has been an informative thread, now all the various advice I've seen makes sense. And it makes me want to try flying with a FFB stick some day! So I guess the short version is:

1. If you have a stick w/ spring, hold the trimmer!
2. If you have a FFB stick, tap the trimmer!

Do I have it right?
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:30 AM   #34
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Yep, that's correct. If you have a FFB stick, you'll notice right away why holding the trimmer is not a good idea: the entire joystick goes limp.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:30 AM   #35
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I use a FFB stick with Simffb with friction & damping effects separated from trim spring forces so it doesn't go limp when depressing trim (what I assume real stick does as well) and I use both methods all the time.

Click trimming when flying stable with minor stick deflection and depressing button in transient conditions to prevent over swinging.
I don't have that controls indicator on in this video but you can hear the trim button pretty well being depressed mostly.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:01 AM   #36
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In the real helicopter, if you hold down the trim button, the force is removed. The difference with using simFFB is that it's using 3 different forces: spring, damper, and friction. When you hold down the trim button, the spring force is removed, but the damper and friction forces still remain. DCS only uses the spring force, so holding down the trim button will remove all force on the stick.
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I use a FFB stick with Simffb with friction & damping effects separated from trim spring forces so it doesn't go limp when depressing trim (what I assume real stick does as well) and I use both methods all the time.

Click trimming when flying stable with minor stick deflection and depressing button in transient conditions to prevent over swinging.
I don't have that controls indicator on in this video but you can hear the trim button pretty well being depressed mostly.
can you post your simFFB settings? thanks
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:44 AM   #38
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can you post your simFFB settings? thanks


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thanks, I have a MSFFB2
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