The A2A Simulations Community

"Come share your passion for flight"
It is currently Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:14 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Heavy right wing.......
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:20 pm 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 am
Posts: 28
I have noticed the A/C wants to constantly drop the right wing. I looked around the forum and found that there is no way to trim this out with the sim as is. Has anyone else run into this? It is annoying when attempting a long flight and really annoying maintaining wings level through to touch down with it wanting to drop. Any advise or tips or info appreciated ........Blue Skies ..... :?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:58 pm 
Offline
A2A Chief Pilot
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:31 am
Posts: 4246
Location: East Coast United States
swede wrote:
I have noticed the A/C wants to constantly drop the right wing. I looked around the forum and found that there is no way to trim this out with the sim as is. Has anyone else run into this? It is annoying when attempting a long flight and really annoying maintaining wings level through to touch down with it wanting to drop. Any advise or tips or info appreciated ........Blue Skies ..... :?


There are several reasons why you might have a heavy wing in flight. The most common by far is fuel imbalance. Check your tanks and try to keep your fuel consumption as equal as possible between the right and left tank.
The T6 aileron trim tabs are adjustable on the ground only so you don't have a cockpit control to do that. You can fudge with the sim assignment for aileron trim and trim wings level using a key or controller assignment but that's "cheating". Try my suggestion for the fuel. Just to check this go into the loadings applet and load the tanks exactly equally and see if that helps with bringing the wings level in flight. Try running the engine for 15 minutes on one tank then the other one.
Dudley Henriques


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:10 pm 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 am
Posts: 28
Dudley, Thanks for getting back to me on this. I will try your suggestions and see what I find. Hadn't considered the tanks !!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:21 pm 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 am
Posts: 28
Dudley, you were correct. Left tank below 1/2. I am used to using A/C with fuel flow from all tanks. I still have not located the fuel gauges. The book says they are on the floor but, nowhere down there. Tried the higher mount with same lack of success. I hope the two warning lights on the panel are not what is considered a "Fuel Gauge". Any help with this? Thanks ........


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:25 pm 
Offline
A2A Chief Pilot
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:31 am
Posts: 4246
Location: East Coast United States
swede wrote:
Dudley, you were correct. Left tank below 1/2. I am used to using A/C with fuel flow from all tanks. I still have not located the fuel gauges. The book says they are on the floor but, nowhere down there. Tried the higher mount with same lack of success. I hope the two warning lights on the panel are not what is considered a "Fuel Gauge". Any help with this? Thanks ........


They are there. You need that "high look" selected to see them but they are there. Try panning around the side of the seat in the front cockpit.
Glad you found the issue. Enjoy the 6. It's one of our better efforts ! :-))
DH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:50 pm 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 am
Posts: 28
Will go searching again and get back to you....thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:12 am 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 am
Posts: 28
Again, you were correct. I was looking for a glass faced fuel guage. But they were right where they were supposed to be. Not sure how they work as they appear metal but, as long as they work! OK, one last question and I will leave you in peace, at least for a while. I am assuming the flaps are like a Spitfires, either all up or all down? While the "face" indicator on the panel shows different degree settings, it seems the flaps are on a all up, all down, period. Am I correct in this? What I found in the manual seems to support this? Thanks for putting up with me ......Blue Skies ......


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:17 am 
Offline
Technical Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:11 am
Posts: 828
Location: Germany
The flap lever has three positions. up, down and neutral. While retracting or extending them, they can be placed in any intermediate position bei placing the handle in the neutral position.

_________________
"Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:00 am 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 am
Posts: 28
Terrific...thanks. Will check that out on the ground and see how it works.....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:50 am 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 am
Posts: 28
Got it, had to reset in the settings for operation.......much, much better ......


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:35 am 
Offline
Technical Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:11 am
Posts: 828
Location: Germany
Glad to hear, it's sorted out.

When you have the P-40, there is the same operating mode regarding the flap lever, but you have to operate the hydraulic pump yourself (switch on the stick or manual per hydr. pump lever). Adds next level of detail :mrgreen:

_________________
"Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:17 am 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:13 am
Posts: 28
I have your P-40. And yes, I learned to DISCO in the cockpit going through all the required movements after takeoff! A busy time! Landings, a little more relaxed. Makes one appreciate the leap forward to hydraulics and electric motors for this event.......also appreciate the ability of the "Tigers", when a "get it off the ground" event happened in China! I also have your P-47 and B-17.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group