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bsamson Trainee

Hello. I have yet another question. 🙂 Adjusting the Pitch Trim, how is it done? Let's say the airspeed is currently 80, and the trim is adjusted correctly to maintain that. Therefore producing level flight. Now if I manually adjust the speed and maintain that while adjusting the pitch wheel, I am not sure how far to adjust the wheel. Also, I do not understand the logic. You have Down(+) and Up(-). Also I noticed that there is a label ' <to '. I do not understand the logic at all. Could someone please be nice enough to help me out 🙂 I would appreciate it!

Best Regards,
Brian

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

Well there is not any point (I don't think at least) in adjusting the trim if you don't have a force feedback joystick. What game controller are you using?

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WarHawk42 Captain

bsamson wrote:

Hello. I have yet another question. 🙂 Adjusting the Pitch Trim, how is it done? Let's say the airspeed is currently 80, and the trim is adjusted correctly to maintain that. Therefore producing level flight. Now if I manually adjust the speed and maintain that while adjusting the pitch wheel, I am not sure how far to adjust the wheel. Also, I do not understand the logic. You have Down(+) and Up(-). Also I noticed that there is a label ' <to '. I do not understand the logic at all. Could someone please be nice enough to help me out 🙂 I would appreciate it!

Best Regards,
Brian

Sounds like you may be flying the Cessna 172. The "TO" is the take off trim position. Not all planes have it marked. When
you change the speed of the airplane it takes a little time for the plane to stabilize. Until it does you will have to play with the
trim a little. There is no markings for the correct trim other than take off.

When you place the mouse above the "TO" position it shows a minus. That is correct. That is the way the trim adjustment
works. That is the way it is setup in a real airplane.

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