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Trim during short flights/landings?


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Heyo.

 

So I'm flying a mission with friends that is a 60 mile/30 mile trip to a pick-up point and then landing on a carrier. I've been practicing carrier landings (and OHP landings, the latter with a 90% success rate :P) and Im curious if anyone uses trim as a means to assist/maintain your descent path during landings in the Huey? I am still having a bit of trouble following and setting-up a glidepath to use when moving to a designated spot due to over-reacting with the rudder and inadvertently causing a bit of upwards flying.

 

Does anyone go "That looks about right" for the descent/glide, and then enable trim? Is this advisable, or suicidal?

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Trim is not used to set your trajectory. It's used to make your arms hurt less while flying by relieving the stress of having to hold the cyclic in whatever position you need to for whatever you are doing.

 

I've got bad wrists and a TM warthog. The spring pressure on the joystick can be a bit much for me at times. To keep myself comfortable, I trim whenever I find myself holding the joystick constantly off center. This allows me to recenter the joystick, and use the minimum about of joystick input to continue my current path.

 

There are a lot of vitriolic arguments over the proper way to trim. Some of these arguments may have merit in real helicopters. As far as DCS is concerned though, trim your helicopter in whatever way makes you happy and comfortable. Do it a lot, do it rarely, do whatever works for you.

Practice makes perfect.

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Trim is not used to set your trajectory. It's used to make your arms hurt less while flying by relieving the stress of having to hold the cyclic in whatever position you need to for whatever you are doing.

 

I've got bad wrists and a TM warthog. The spring pressure on the joystick can be a bit much for me at times. To keep myself comfortable, I trim whenever I find myself holding the joystick constantly off center. This allows me to recenter the joystick, and use the minimum about of joystick input to continue my current path.

 

There are a lot of vitriolic arguments over the proper way to trim. Some of these arguments may have merit in real helicopters. As far as DCS is concerned though, trim your helicopter in whatever way makes you happy and comfortable. Do it a lot, do it rarely, do whatever works for you.

 

You should try an extension. It will take a lot of stress of your wrists and make the movements smoother. I built one using the gardenia hose repair kit route and about 5 dollars of pvc pipe connections.

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