IFACN
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Trim Question

Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:29 am

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.

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A.
 
LawrenceMck
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RE: Trim Question

Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:34 pm

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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IFACN
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RE: Trim Question

Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:48 pm

Thanks, Lawrence.

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

Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:00 pm

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.

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RE: Trim Question

Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:52 am

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.
 
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RE: Trim Question

Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:18 am

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
 
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RE: Trim Question

Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:08 pm

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

Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:52 pm

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?

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RE: Trim Question

Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:47 am

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

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RE: Trim Question

Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:25 am

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!
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RE: Trim Question

Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:14 pm

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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