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...an interesting 'bug' in FSX and the default AirCreation Trike Ultralight a/c...the legs of the pilot moves in opposite direction of how the rudder works IRL according to what I have learned. When I press the left pedal forward to move the a/c to the left you can see the right leg of the pilot moving forward and when I press the right pedal forward to move the a/c to the right he moves his left leg forward...Guess I'm not the first one seeing this, just haven't noticed it before :)

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Another one is, if you land the trike, cut the engine, and turn around and look at the prop. It's still moving. :D

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This isn't a bug. The pedals is not controlling a ruder, it's controlling steering, so when you push the left pedal it turns the nose wheel right and vice versa! You can see this on the outside view.

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Apparently ACES felt it would be more confusing for users to press the left pedal to turn right, etc. since they were accustomed to the opposite with other nosewheel aircraft.ArtBiostar TF560-A2+, Athlon 64X2-6000+, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS-320MB, 500W PSU, 250GB HD, FSX (SP1-SP2), Vista Home Premium 32 bit, CH Yoke & Pedals, 22" WS LCD monitor

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>This isn't a bug. The pedals is not controlling a ruder, it's>controlling steering, so when you push the left pedal it turns>the nose wheel right and vice versa! You can see this on the>outside view.OK, didn't know that but was under the impression that all a/c worked the same way but then again maybe this one shouldn't be considered as a 'real' a/c ;)

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I think the reason is the pedals are directly connected to the nose wheel on the trike, so when you push with the left foot it deflects the nose wheel in the opposite direction. Where as rudders are usually controlled by cable (or fly by wire in newer jets). I think the reason the FS controls doesn't work that way is they would have to build in special exception code to handle it. There is a way you can set the sim up to use the pedals the right way, just go into the controls axis menu and select the reverse axis box on the rudder axis.

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Thanks for the info John both about the trike but also about how you can set the rudder/pedals up in FSX, however I already found that actually and have it set up so the a/c turns left when I press the left pedal and vice versa.

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