elevator trim for P-51D

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mikebl Trainee

I recently downloaded a P-51D to FS2004. Everything works great but I'm having trouble flying straight and level. Since there is no trim tab on the panel I have to use my 3 and 4 buttons on my Logitech 3D Pro. I can't seem to find that 'happy meduim' and I'm either climbing or desending.
If the problem can be solved by going into 'Settings' and clicking sensitivites, what do I need to do?

Thank you ahead of time for any help with this

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Pro Member Chief Captain
Tailhook Chief Captain

Have you tried 1 + 7 on your Num Pad respectively?

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

The elevator trim assignment has a repeat box that controls the rate that the tab will move with a continuous push of the button. Adjusting the rate slider may make the trim tab less sensitive.

Trim system
The elevator trim tab is designed to remove control pressure during flight. It is not a autopilot. It is normal for the aircraft to climb or descend when the pilot releases the stick even in a correctly trimmed aircraft. You have to fly the aircraft at all times. The trim is to prevent pilot fatigue in small aircraft but was not even included in the first aircrafts(the Jenny doesn't have a trim system). In large aircraft it's more important because the pilot may not be able to overcome the force of a out of trim condition. It's like if you take your hands off of the steering wheel of a car on the highway, it's trimmed to go straight but it will only go straight for a short distance without small corrections. Same thing with an aircraft, you have to fly it with small corrections unless it's on autopilot. 🙂

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