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While taxiing or during the takeoff roll, the aircraft doesn't stay centered

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What's happening?Is it a joystick issue or this is about the aileron and rudder trim setting?I've never touched neither the aileron trim nor the rudder trim except for activating the "auto-rudder" checkmark in the Realism settings. Why can't I just stay centered during the taxi or the takeoff roll? I've already calibrated my joystick a thousand times but still it keeps diverting from the center line. Even during calm winds conditions.Thank you.

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Depending on your airplane, it could be as simple as the wind pushing you over, to the torque effect of the engine if it's a prop. I think we need a little more info on what airplane you're flying, what kind of hardware you have, and maybe what your sensitivities for your control axis' are set at.Patrick ClarkAnchorage, Alaska, USAhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/1900driver.jpg

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Thanks. OK, here I answer your questions.Airplane: iFDG Airbus 320-231Hardware: -Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz -Cache L2: 2,048 KB -Memory: 1024 MB -Motherboard: Grantsdale -Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache -Joystick: Genius USB F-23For the sensitivities, please check at the attached image.Waiting for your answer.Thank you very much!

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What does the TAF or METAR say for your flight? ie What is the wind doing relative to the runway heading?

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Even when the winds are in calm, I experience the same diverting, whether if I am taxiing, on the takeoff roll or during the landing roll.

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"Even when the winds are in calm, I experience the same diverting, whether if I am taxiing, on the takeoff roll or during the landing roll."What about your weight and balance? Does the aircraft always tend to drift to the same side? Is your weight distributed evenly, or almost so between pilots, pax, baggage, and pretzels?Also, is it possible one engine is getting a bit more thrust than the other? If your throttles aren't moving in synch, the difference in thrust will have an influence on the aircraft's direction.Regards,John

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OK, I created a flight and analyzed the taxiing to the active rwy by modifying the weather conditions. First of all, it is needed to say the Center of Gravity is at the perfect middle of the aircraft. Secondly, I experienced a drift to the right during the following conditions:Aircraft heading: 183

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With the listed conditions, that is exactly what should happen. You have wind blowing to the right, hence your aircraft pulls to the right. The only way to fix it is with rudder correction. It's the same thing as driving a van in a crosswind, you apply opposite force against the wind. It's just nature. Though turning your ailerons into the wind helps a bit(at least that's my experience IRL in GA aircraft, it's something we are taught in flight school) but even then, it didn't completely correct it. The only way to truly correct it is to turn the wind off entirely. Patrick ClarkAnchorage, Alaska, USAhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/1900driver.jpg

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