C172 controls

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Just got bitten, I think.

I taxied out to take off from Brown Field (San Diego) in the battered red/black 172 trainer. Before T/O I noticed the left aileron seemed to be low, but didn't think much of it (no, I DIDN'T do full, free . . . ). Well, it steered fine down the runway - and wouldn't rotate! I rolled off the end onto the dirt standing on the brakes and stopped in one piece. The rudder works fine, the ailerons and elevator barely move. I switch planes in place (even to a different colour 172) and everything works fine. I switch back to the trainer and the controls are still jammed. DUH!???

Has anyone else experienced this. Or is this sim REALLY as real as it gets?

(And, yes, I learned my lesson)

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