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Do helicopters have trim controls?

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I am trying to learn how to fly the helicopter in FS2002. Do they have trim controls to make it easier to hover and stand still when the joystick is centered?Thanks

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Real helicopters typically do have trim (there are exceptions - the Robinson R44 Raven doesn't), but the FS2002 ones don't. IMO it helps greatly to have a lightly-sprung stick for flying the helos - I use a CH Combat Stick.BTW, just so you know, there is a dedicated helicopter forum here at Avsim - try hanging out there for some tips and info.Dave BlevinsKRHV

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Yes, visit the Rotorhead forum and scroll thru past postings. You'll find all kinds of simple tips and suggestions on how to fly the helo using the hit-and-miss, crash-and-burn method of learning to fly it.There is an alternative. May I suggest a visit to http://members.shaw.ca/hoversafe/Hoversafe.htm. We'd welcome the opportunity to help you.Calhover long and prosper

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No trim on the FS2K2 choppers, with the exception of Antti's Dauphin. But I would strongly suggest you learn to fly the default Bell first before moving on to the easy-to-fly Dauphin.I can also vouch for the downloadable lessons you can get from HoverSafe. Check out their website for some suggestions on stick setup and control even if you don't want to try the lessons. And if you don't have pedals........ GET SOME.-Lindy :-rotor (still in training :-roll )

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