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Old 01-10-2019, 08:06 PM   #11
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The "what's the best elevator trim for x" questions are further complicated by user hardware; I have a MS Sidewinder FFB2 and routinely require 2-divisions from horizontal nose down for level cruise fully laden.

However, other members of my squad who have spring tensioned joysticks (Warthog etc) routinely need one division nose up...

The plot thickens!
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:28 PM   #12
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really, didn't realise there would be a difference in the stick you own. makes sense now how we all do it different, wonder why the hardware makes a difference in game?
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:59 AM   #13
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The "what's the best elevator trim for x" questions are further complicated by user hardware; I have a MS Sidewinder FFB2 and routinely require 2-divisions from horizontal nose down for level cruise fully laden.

However, other members of my squad who have spring tensioned joysticks (Warthog etc) routinely need one division nose up...

The plot thickens!
I remember reading somebody did some tests and the FFB did not centre 100% or something like that. I think the neutral position was a tiny bit aft.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:57 PM   #14
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The "what's the best elevator trim for x" questions are further complicated by user hardware; I have a MS Sidewinder FFB2 and routinely require 2-divisions from horizontal nose down for level cruise fully laden.

However, other members of my squad who have spring tensioned joysticks (Warthog etc) routinely need one division nose up...

The plot thickens!
Interesting.
My TM Wartog and myself prefer zero up or down for take off. It helps to gets the tail up but not enough that I have to fight the nose down tendency too much when I leave the ground.
For cruise I use one notch up which is near hands off for non-maximum rpm and mid range boost and is very close for most situations other than below decent flight speed. I.E. below 180 mph.
As I drop below 180 mph and continue to decelerate, the tail indeed gets heavy and requires more and more rudder down to near zero rudder trim on approach at 160 mph. When lowering gear at 160 mph and flaps at 140 mph I find that immediately following gear down command the aircraft requires a generous trim up and the flaps require the same amount of additional trim up after they are lowered. This leaves the elevator trim on landing right around the 2 notches up.
I used to count to 5 while trimming up on approach once I slowed below 160 when I lowered the undercarriage.
I also used to count to 5 when trimming up after I lowered the flaps.
It got me very close.
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