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Is Baron 58 a bit "twitchy" in pitch??

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I am no real life pilot - but have flown many FS a/c , both freeware and payware, large and small.The Baron feels a bit too twitchy in pitch to me - pull the stick back just a little and a bit fast, and the upwards pitch motion responds very fast(too fast?). The Baron is quite a heavy "small" a/c. There is just something about its'flight dynamics (particularly pitch) that I find unsatisfying and not in keeping with other a/c. Shame really, because I do quite like it as an FS a/c. I know that alternate FDEs were developed for the FS2002 and FS2004 Barons. Anybody know of any alternatives for FSx?Barry

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It's easy to fix. Open the Baron's aircraft.cfg with notepad, look for the 'flight_tuning' section about half way down. You will see a couple commands that will change the twitchy-ness. Try changing pitch_stability=1.0 to a larger number that works best with your joystick/yoke and also experiment with elevator_effectiveness=1.0.I use pitch_stability=3.0 and elevator_effectiveness=0.8 for the Baron. Your flight controls might react different so play with the numbers until you get what you want.

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AHH! Thanks for that. This is much better - I had already lowered the elevator effectiveness, but it needed your recommended change to the Pitch stability.It is a pleasure to fly now.Barry

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HelloAlex metzeger has reworked the flight models of some of the default aircraft to good effect, no baron though probably because of his work on the DF baron.Go here: http://metzgergva.de/

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You can also try increasing the "empty_weight_pitch_moi". I increased the pitch, yaw, and roll MOI's by about 50%, and that worked out well for my joystick..Going too low with elevator effectiveness will affect your approach mode and general low speed handling.Regards,Thrakete

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