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Pitch sensitivity in "Planemaker".

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The 'RW Designs' Otter I have has a really bad pitch oscillation (not pilot induced).  None of my other planes do this which rules out the stick, I think.  Is there an adjustment area in 'Planemaker' where dampening pitch sensitivity would be possible? 

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What phase of flight? Takeoff, climb, cruise, descent? Does it enter and exit autopilot control smoothly?

I haven't noticed this with my RWD Twotter, but it's been a while since I've flown it. It always seemed a well-tamed (if not actually boring) plane to handle.

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Check the following ( don't recall exactly where in the interface … ) 

.) Pitch Radii of Gyration - is it using the default ( not showing ) or manually edited ?  If it is edited, it's tricky to play with it, but you could try to lower it, say, 10% …

.) Control Phase-Out: Under the controls section of wings ( if I'm not wrong ) there's a tab where you can define the fade-out of control authority with IAS. This is used by many authors to replicate ( in a wrong way but not Austin's fault... ) the stiffening of controls with dynamic pressure. Some authors make it reduce considerably bellow a given IAS.

.) Artificial Stability, which kicks in even if you have your artificial stability sliders full left in X-Plane 11. Check the pitch channel in Art Stab in Plane Maker and see if something I programmed there to "tame" pitch bellow / up a given reference IAS.

 

 

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Yes it 'bobs' in all phases/power settings.  I try to avoid the 'stability settings' at all costs and will try Jcomm's suggestions.  I too have the RW DHC6 - no problems.

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