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User currently offlineIFACN From Italy, joined Nov 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Another question... (pilots opinion is very welcome!) it's me or FS9 has some oddity when trimming an airplane?

To fly straight and level on a C172 requires minimal movements on the trim wheel, while in FS9 to keep leveled to my desired altitude I need to spin the trim like an hamster...  Smile
I still don't have a PPL, but I'm quite used to the C172 - I flew both the standard and the seaplane version with an instructor.

Back to the topic: am I missing some configuration setting? That problem applies to every aircraft I try to fly.

Regards,
A.

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User currently offlineLawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

It's just FS2004, probably just the way it's programmed...there are no settings you need to adjust. I am currently taking my PPL and have noticed this myself, nothing can be done really.

Lawrence



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User currently offlineIFACN From Italy, joined Nov 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Thanks, Lawrence.

By the way, how much does it cost to take a PPL in UK?


User currently offlineLawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

It costs roughly £5000. It's quite expensive to do a PPL in the UK. Other countries are far cheaper such as the United States where it costs roughly £3000.

Lawrence



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

I always wondered this myself. Whenever you go up in a C172 it really is just a quick spin of the wheel and not spin-crazy as in FS.

User currently offlineIFACN From Italy, joined Nov 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Speaking of costs for a PPL, in Italy it's about EUR 11000 (� 7000/ $13000, at current exchange rate).

One hour on a C172 at my airfield costs about EUR 150 + takeoff and landing taxes (another 15 to 20 EUR total).

Frankly speaking, it's another good reason to kick my country in the a.. and move abroad  Smile


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Wow, that is terribly expensive. I know here in Minnesota you can get it anywhere from $3500-$5500!

User currently offlineAirfly From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Hello,

Well, as you are talking about PPL and stuff. I always thought the PA-28 was more suitable for the Flight Training rather than the C172. Due to incident records...
But if you are trained flying a C172 is there much difference to a PA-28?

Cheers
Lucca M.



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User currently offlineUpstateDave From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

While I've never personally flown in a low-wing GA a/c, I once asked my instructor when I was gettin my PPL why the cessna was/is so popular and he said its because the high wing allows for good visibility in Ground Reference Manuevers and when finding waypoints on cross-countries.

And as far as trim, when i level out it i usually move the trim wheel not more than 3 or 4 inches from its center position, no full spins like in FS.

Dave

[Edited 2006-01-03 02:49:21]


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User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

don't you know guys that all cessna's in FSIM are FBW?

Quoting UpstateDave (Reply 8):
While I've never personally flown in a low-wing GA a/c, I once asked my instructor when I was gettin my PPL why the cessna was/is so popular and he said its because the high wing allows for good visibility in Ground Reference Manuevers and when finding waypoints on cross-countries.

That is a big fact.
I went to do some animal spotting in a C185 last year in South Africa,
and I could'nt think of doing that in a Mooney for example.
And...landing in a C185 is very hard with that tailwheel,
I said to my companion (who is in fact the owner of the C185) that I will do the flying as he did the T/O taxi and Landing!
And then he made fun of me I was once type rated on a A32S and could'nt land a C185!


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

Quoting LawrenceMck (Reply 3):
It costs roughly £5000. It's quite expensive to do a PPL in the UK. Other countries are far cheaper such as the United States where it costs roughly £3000.



Quoting IFACN (Reply 5):
Speaking of costs for a PPL, in Italy it's about EUR 11000 (� 7000/ $13000, at current exchange rate).

One hour on a C172 at my airfield costs about EUR 150 + takeoff and landing taxes (another 15 to 20 EUR total).

Frankly speaking, it's another good reason to kick my country in the a.. and move abroad

well guys, I'm opening a flight school down here in Argentina.( we will start operations in July)
We will use a C172 with a Centurion engine.(new flawless ac, BTW)The price will be 120 pesos the hour, or roughly 40 dollars.
The current price in another flight schools is 180 pesos the hour, or about 60 dollars.
So the total amount for the PPL down here will be with us 4800 pesos or about 1600 dollars.
Contact me with on email if you want to know more.Check my Profile.

Mike



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