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This is basically, a 'what am I doing wrong?' post...  During cruise the aircraft doesn't fly wings level, there is a very slight bank angle.. I've tried trim but I might not be doing this correctly.. can someone point me in the right direction?

 

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During cruise the aircraft doesn't fly wings level, there is a very slight bank angle..

 

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I'll try to take one next time I go up, haven't got one at the moment.. but basically.. it's just banking slightly left.. not very much.. but it's constant.. it's clearly a response to the wind.. and I think you can trim it out.. I am just not sure if I'm doing that correctly..

 

If you have any pointers or ideas let me know.. I'll try them and report back.. if they don't work I'll take a screen shot.

 

Controls are through FSUIPC though.. I thought I should mention that..

 

I am sure it's something stupid.. I just can't track it down..

 

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Is there a very strong crosswind that aircraft is trying to counter? Which aircraft? Not a PMDG aeroplane, but my FSX Shorts 360 autopilot banks the aircraft slightly to counter crosswinds up high, it was doing it in a 45 knot crosswind up at 20,000 the other day.

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I'll try to take one next time I go up, haven't got one at the moment.. but basically.. it's just banking slightly left.. not very much.. but it's constant.. it's clearly a response to the wind.. and I think you can trim it out.. I am just not sure if I'm doing that correctly..

 

Wind shouldn't cause a constant bank, unless the weather program is doing something weird. You don't bank into wind at cruise, you turn into it to cancel the drift and then level the wings.

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Bad choice of words on my part, I understand it should turn into it. This bank isn't extreme but it's a slight lop sidededness on the PFD, I imagine "passengers" would barely notice but it's quite noticeable using instruments. I won't be able to test now as I am going away, I am sure this happened to me before and it turned out to be something silly. Could fsuipc be causing it? Bad calibration or something?

 

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PS excuse edits, stupid auto correct!

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If you're on A/P, the controls shouldn't be involved.  Maybe you have a little rudder trim cranked in, make sure both rudder and aileron trims are centered.

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