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Terrible yawing

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RichT First Officer

Please can someone help to fix this problem. Whenever I take off or land, the aircraft nose is always trying to point in another direction other than forwards. It doens't matter if the plane is a default or add-on, prop or jet, small or big.

I have tried with and without yaw damper, turbulence and auto-rudder. It also doesn't matter when landing if its a manual or auto ILS landing. I have also checked the calibration of my rudder pedals and they are fine.

This is making take-offs ugly and good landings impossible!!

Rich

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

The first item to check is that the wind is not a factor, turn off all weather. As you fly, keep the ball of the inclinometer or the slip/skid puck of the attitude indicator on jets, in the center using the rudder, "step on the ball" if it gets away from the center. Sounds like you may be over controlling with ailerons without enough rudder. Make sure that the power is set equally on each engine. Make sure that your rudder and aileron trims are both centered.

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Mohit (Mc_GaNgStA) First Officer

I used to have the same problem. If you use the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro, or any similar device with which you can use a program there is a way to enable/disable the yaw by assigning it a different key during flight. I used it and it worked pretty well.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Mc_GaNgStA makes a good point. If you have a twist function joy stick and rudder pedals, ensure that the twist function is not assigned to the rudder, your pedals should be the only rudder controller.

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RichT First Officer

I tried with the weather cleared - no change.

I centred rudder trim - no change.

I can't find any aileron trim so didn't touch this.

I use the Saitek X52-Pro with rudder pedals, but can't find anywhere to program it to enable/disbale yaw. The rudder pedals are the only control assigned to rudder.

I assigned different key settings for the only yaw controls I could find, which were yaw damper on/off, yaw left and yaw right.

I did a test starting from fresh with the default aircraft and airport (Seattle), released brakes and throttled up to take off. Within yards the plane starts to pull significantly to the left. I let it continue and it eventually tries then to turn right.
When I take off the plane will not fly level, continually trying to steer left or right at strange angles. The rudder trim is perfectly centred. It did this even after I had reset all the default key assignments, and I hadn't touched any trim.
The ball of the inclinometer however did not move, even when I banked at plus 20 degrees?? It just stays in the centre. Planes also are constantly trying to go anywhere but straight forward when I taxi.

Any ideas?

Rich

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Yaw is motion along the vertical axis that is controlled by the rudder. You should not have anything assigned to control yaw left or right, the rudder does that. The yaw damper is for show, it does nothing. Make sure you have auto rudder off. Check to make sure that no other control is set to control the rudder except your pedals.

How bad is the Yaw motion? You have to continually make small adjustments(Fly) the aircraft or it will turn left or right, that's normal. It's like if you take your hands off the steering wheel of a car, it will only go straight for few seconds.

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antone First Officer

On the X52 there is a lock lever that will physically prevent any twist motion of the stick. It's located on the bottom left side of the handgrip - marked "R LOCK". If you pull this out, the stick will no longer twist.

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RichT First Officer

Yes, I have already pulled the lock out. It's definitely not this causing the problem.

Rich

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antone First Officer

RichT wrote:

Yes, I have already pulled the lock out. It's definitely not this causing the problem.

Rich

Hmm. What happens if you go to your Windows control panel, choose "Game Controllers", select your rudder pedals and test them?

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RichT First Officer

When I test the rudder pedals under "Game Controllers" they work fine, as does the joystick.

This gets very weird - when I tried again this evening, taking off from Seattle using several different aircraft starting from active runway, they all took off perfectly straight. I even flew and landed at the nearby airport, and made a perfect straight landing. This would have been impossible last night.

However, I then decided to fly a planned flight, starting from a terminal gate and taxiing out to the runway. When I lined up at the end of the runway to take off, I noticed the rudder locked full to the left. A brief touch of the rudder pedals got it straight again, but as I accelerated down the runway it started its normal slight pull to the left.

Is there a ghost out there controlling my flight sim?????

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kieranja First Officer

a little pull is normal as thats wind

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RichT First Officer

Well I assigned a different key to the Rudder and Aileron Centre Trim, and pressed this several times during the flight, especially on approach. I actually made a decent landing without any yaw.

I will continue to along this line and see how it goes.

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spitfiresrule First Officer

Go under settings and change the torque setting as as the p-factor to 0 that should change it.
PS. Its good to be back on Flyaway my comp got a virus and it took for ever for it it to get fixed and to get FS running again. But now every things working again 😀.

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