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  1. Just installed P3D v5 and all my aircraft have the elevator trim locked all the way down. I can get it to momentarily go up with my trim rocker on my CH Eclipse yoke, but then it immediately goes all the way back down again. When I try using autopilot in any aircraft the plane immediately dives. I guess this is because of the elevator trim being all the way down. Does anyone know what might be going on here? -Ed
  2. Hi All, Sorry if I'm wrong section but couldn't see anywhere that I thought was apropriate than here. I am currently reading FSX Real world training. In here it's says that the trim should be set forward (noose down). Is that right? I would have thought noose up to help the climb. i am using the piper cub to learn. any advice is welcome. Please see attached a picture from the book if you can read it.
  3. Greetings All!, So i decided to do a re-familiarization flight in the J-41 as its been a while. So I go through the tutorial and all is well until I get to takeoff and it says engage the autopilot. After much frustration I know the issue, its my joystick... I have the X52, a great stick! Ok, I have the trim wheel set to the axis wheel on the "e" button (owners will know what i mean) the large wheel on the throttle. Now, I moved it to here instead of the two lighted buttons on the stick for greater control. It works FANTASTIC on hand flown GA aircraft, it allows me to make fine adjustments and hold an altitude easily! The PROBLEM is I think, because the trim is now assigned to a wheel its a manual control now, not a push button adjustment. So my theory is the J-41 can't automatically move that wheel in real life (that would be awesome lol) so it interprets the fact that the wheel isn't moving as pilot input, and disengages itself. Per the AOM for the J41: section G 8.11 Autopilot cut-out The autopilot will disengage if any of the following conditions exist: ... -Manual over-ride by the pilot beyond a point at which a servo clutch becomes disengaged. That's what I'm assuming, because the physical wheel is a analog control, the plane thinks I'm moving it (even though I'm not) and it cuts out. This seems to be confirmed by unmapping the trim controls, and then the ap engages just fine... So, my question, is there a way I can leave the trim mapped to that wheel and still get the autopilot to work in the J-41? Or am I looking at changing my control mapping every time I wish to switch from the J-41 to another aircraft? Thanks
  4. This is for those of you who fly GA aircraft and find trimming an absolute pain, like I did. Back in the FSX days there was a tiny little program, Realtrim. It was free. You set the pitch attitude (actually the airspeed) you wanted, pressed a button, released pressure on the yoke, released the button, and violard - the aircraft was in trim. To me it was one of the best addons in history. The original designer updated it for XP11, but he said the coding was too laborious for P3D. If you fly GA aircraft in P3D, you know what a pain trimming is (unless you have the Saitek panel with trim I suppose, or the Cessna trim wheel). Otherwise it's an exercise in futility. I came up with what I thought was a pretty bright solution: since I don't use a controllable pitch prop, I don't need the blue lever on my Saitek throttle quadrant. So I set that as my trim. Which works okay, but it's still not ideal. Just yesterday I was using the google machine and I checked again on Realtrim for P3D. I found Realtrim professional on one of the payware sites. I did some reading on various forums, and found that some people who had tried it with A2A aircraft in P3D said it didn't work. There's even a video on YouTube of an A2A Comanche going inverted using Realtrim Pro. But given its price, I decided to give it a try. It works slightly different than the original in that you click whichever button you set and release it, then release pressure on your yoke and the trim is then set, but essentially it's the same thing and is just as delightful. No fussing with the trim, no clicking the electric trim 800 times on an ILS approach, just click, set, and forget. I know this was a huge issue for me, and I'm guessing for others, so I wanted to take the time and let everyone know. If trimming is a pain for you, get Realtrim Pro. And I have no association with it at all. It's just a wonderful product.
  5. So, this is not my first run-in with this issue and I'm out of ideas on how to eliminate it. During most flights with the 777 I configure the aircraft while at a gate, setting all criteria including CoG. Usually while taxiing or on the runway I'll see the pitch trim lever spike to full nose down. Sometimes I can click the lever back to centered and it will remain, sometimes I literally need to fight with it until it stays centered. Frequently this occurs during my TO run, causing the MFD warnings and spoiling the experience. I have: Purged any custom configurations, panel states, etc Deleted the trim axis from my flight controller setup for ALL aircraft (in the sim general settings) Removed elevator trim from FSUIPC, as well as creating an aircraft specific profile that disables elevator trim axes. My trim lever still jumps on its own. Typically during cruise I will see this again, as evidenced by porpoising during cruise. What I cannot figure is what is sending these signals to the sim; I experienced this both in my FSX installation and now in P3dv4.1, so I am convinced it's not the 777 but something on my pc or hardware. I'm open to any and all suggestions
  6. I understand that the FO's setting of the trim to 5.68 is hard coded and needs to be reset by the Capt. before take off; but how about an option to change this? On the PF briefing panel there are many options, and while I understand that trim is not SOP, perhaps one option would be to input the trim setting calculated by the FMC and have the FO use this value versus the default. Pain to set the trim and then have to reset it.
  7. Guys, me & Joel have joined forces to come up with a few treats for you in regards to Ground roll environment for the NGX.A bit later on today this is where it will all happen in regards instructions and downloads. We are both aware there are already 2 posts about this as that was a mistake because i started out then starting talking to Joel who has done a great Touchdown sound as we know this can be found here .. http://forum.avsim.n...ffect-download/As far as the taxi roll and RW takeoff bumps go we are both working on finishing this tonight and having it ready for you guys to try.This will consist of two files that will be provided and have full instructions on where to place them. Baring in mind to always back up your originals FIRST! You will have a taxi sound that ticks over while your taxiing. then on the main runway you will start to hear a much louder sound kick in at around 70 knots which will give the impression of cockpit shake & rattle on take off this is being tested as we speak & is working. These sounds include mine from Joel's.** I've just dropped the speed brake sound a few dB's a lot deeper now.. We will both keep you posted. We both done this as a realism feature not because we think PMDG missed it out !! Regards Steve & Joel.
  8. Hello, Gentlemen! I like the original 737-s in reality, IMHO it is one of the great birds of the late 1960-es, along with DC-9, Tu-154, Il-62, 747 and others. I always wanted to fly it in FS, and one day, I realized, that there is such a good, highly detailed model of this plane. So, I have installed the Tinmouse II 737, and I loved this model. But I have some problems with it. It would be really nice, to solve them and fly the plane with only pleasant remarks. First of all, the stabilizer trim is VERY fast. I think my passngers are flying up and down around the cabin with their seatbelts still fastened Really, a single, hardly-felt 0.1-second click already shifts the trim a few units. I just keep trying to fly as soft and carefully, as I can, and still imagine myself in these possible g-loads. Also there is an issue with the CWS. (I think it is one of the direct consequences of the trimming problem) It is too agressive. I have to stop the rotation at the point, where I want it to stop, applying sufficient counter-pressure to the yoke, if I just release it the plane will continue to rotate rapidly for a few more seconds. One time, I was lucky (I have no idea of how did I get this) to have the normal-speed trim, just for a traffic pattern, and then a short trial flight to another local airport. I was surprised about how smooth can this aircraft really be, both in CWS and with hands. Is there any way to keep it this slow, exept the registered FSUIPC settings? I am using a wide panel, introduced in version 1.40, and many lamps and lights there are misplaced. I've seen a topic with the corrected locations for the speedbrake and marker lights, but they are placed completely incorrectly, while there are many other lights (I can say most of them, on the front panel), that are shifted slightly over their bitmaps, making the text hardly readable. Are there any corrected panel config sections? I am not good at all in panel building, so I would not like the idea to find and fix them myself, if there are any ready solutions availible. The red gear lights are illuminated all the time, while the gear are up. It is not normal, is that? What can I do with this? I don't want to go to the old 4:3 panel :( P.S Are the incompleted points of the 1.32 wish-list still topical? Are there any plans for a new visual model in some version, or some fixes to the current one, if its source materials are still avalible? It would be nice, for example, to have an ability to open the doors and hatches on the starboard side, and control the aft door independently from the stairs, and the flat flight-attendants near the exits sometimes look annoying, also it would be nice to have an ability to remove them. P.P.S Sorry, I can't upload the file here (don't know why, it just fails), I am talkng about this photo: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_737-2V6_Advanced_Cockpit_Dubai_Air_Show_Ryabtsev.jpg?uselang=ru Who knows, what is the CDU in the top-left corner of the pedestal for? Is it an INS? Or some other type of long-range navigation? And what is located to the left of it, on the captain's panel? Thank You for your assistance, everyone! Sorry for my English, Best regards
  9. Hello everybody, I spent some time trying to figure out the best way to assign trimming small aircraft (A2A Cessna 172 in this case). This is my setup: - Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and Throttle Quadrant - Saitek Rudder Pedals - P3D v4.1 - FSUIPC 5 registered - all controls and calibrations assigned through it... I tried using the mouse wheel (that's an option in FSUIPC) but that way I couldn't turn knobs like radios, indoor light using the mouse wheel... Then I tried to assign one of the yoke buttons, the one that you operate with left thumb. That kind of works but I feel like it's moving too slow for my needs. For example when I'm on approach in the A2A 172 and set the 1st notch of flaps, the nose goes up ridiculously (am I missing something?) and I have to hold the button for 10 good seconds to trim the plane right. My question is, how do you guys manage your trimming? I know that there is a piece of hardware that does the job, but I don't feel like spending $70 on a plastic wheel. Or is it worth it? For me, it means 10 hours of work in my country. Any tip / advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Tomas.
  10. Hello, When I fly the 777, unlike the 707 I flew, the trim seems a bit sensitive and anti-intuitive to me. Since I'm new to aviation those behaviors that feels strange to me might be perfectly normal and basic but I still want to know why that happened. So here are the scenarios: 1. Once I made a departure, climbed and then reduced the thrust, leveled the plane at 250kt, then the aircraft started to have a tendency to slightly pitch down, accelerate and sink. To prevent this from happening I need to constantly put back pressure on the yoke. Now if I add the throttle a little bit, it won't stop the plane from dropping and I will also begin to build up more speed. So naturally speaking, it's because my trim speed was too high right? But since I haven't moved the trim that much after take off, I decided to confirm this first before I do anything. So I turned on the "show FBW trim speed" and it shows: 160kt while my plane has already accelerated to 270 at that time and still wanted to descend. So well, I did what I had to do, I tried to trim up my plane further, like 4s after the trim speed reached its minimum (the stab trim angle did increase even after trim speed reaches minimum). Then after a short delay, the aircraft started to pitch up tremendously, finally, then I managed to adjust the trim speed back to where my speed was, everything normal after that. 2. When I turn the 777, with less than 30 degrees bank angle (15-25 normally), there should be no need to put back pressure on the yoke as the FBW will trim that for me right? However in the simulator if I don't pull back the yoke in a turn the pitch angle will start to fall after about one second. Actually if I want to hold a leveled-30-degree-turn, I would need to trim up the nose for about 4-6s (which equals to 40-60kt of speed) along with a slight back pressure on the yoke, and then trim down and push the nose when about to exit the turn. Thanks! Zhan Shi
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