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Old 07-19-2018, 06:29 AM   #31
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Sometimes she stays stable, most of the times not at all..
Also slight power adjustments require huge adjustment in pitch trim..
While the plane generally feels great, the trim "issue" makes it feel somewhat broken to me.. Then again, im not a reeal world pilot...

If the purpose of trim is not making flight easier to the pilot, what is it used for? you SHOULD be able to trim for level flight, a certain climb rate etc.. non of this is possible in the F-5..
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:07 AM   #32
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If the purpose of trim is not making flight easier to the pilot, what is it used for? you SHOULD be able to trim for level flight, a certain climb rate etc.. non of this is possible in the F-5..
The primary function of trim is not to make flight easier. Trim is required to reduce or get rid off the considerable control forces from the stick/yoke/pedals.
E.g. on old jets the required rudder force to maintain the heading in the asymmetric case can be as high as 180lbs!
You certainly don't want to keep this pressure the whole time without being able trim some or all of this force away.

It's just a nice additional feature if you can trim a plane for hands off flight, especially if you are flying IFR.

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