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I just replaced my saitek pro flight yoke with the ch yoke. One problem, it seems to me that the trim wheel is very stiff and its making my thumb sore. Does anyone know if this is right or is it possibly defective?

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I just replaced my saitek pro flight yoke with the ch yoke. One problem, it seems to me that the trim wheel is very stiff and its making my thumb sore. Does anyone know if this is right or is it possibly defective?
No it's not defective. It is there only to help calibrate your control column. You trim your a/c by using the trim gauge on your aircraft panel.vololiberista

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Trim wheel is used to initially calibrate the yoke. Unless the pots wear out badly, should not have to use it again.


 

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Hi ericd19320,If I might interject here, that wheel should be centered. You can probably feel a little detent at the center point. Center the wheel, then calibrate the yoke and never move the trim wheel. It actually rotates the pot relative to the elevator axis and so causes the calibration to become invalid. If it's very far off center, maybe 25% or more is probably noticeable, it causes the yoke to respond assymetrically. It will give you up elevator faster than down elevator (or vice-versa). It can make it difficult to fly since, to use a rather extreme example to explain what happens, you get into a situation where moving it half an inch forward may cause 20% down elavator while moving it half an inch back gives 50% up elevator. The sensitivity changes as you pass through center and can make it very difficult to control, especially during landing, and if your seeing lower frame rates it can be a real mess.It was some use in DOS days when sims were simpler and didn't have trim adjustments, but the poster that mentioned using the buttons is right. You don't want to move that wheel, use the buttons. FS normally assigns them to the left rocker I think. Anyway, and time you recenter it (should you ever need to which isn't really very likely anyway, always calibrate in Windows or wherever you're calibrating immediately aftwards. Otherwise you're out of trim and will get a sensitivity change as you pass through the center point.Best regards,- BobThe StickWorkshttp://www.stickworks.com

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