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Nov-28-2014, 10:50
When I adjust the elevator trim I see that the elevators move, and depending on the airspeed are variously miss aligned with the stabiliser.
I understand that the trim on the Me 109 was achieved with the horizontal stabiliser (a screw jack on the leading edge?) but this doesn't seem to be happening.
There is a key to "Toggle Horizontal Stabilizier" but it doesn't appear to do anything.
Is there a control setting I've missed?

Nov-28-2014, 11:16
That command its a legacy from old il2 commands. The 109 only has pitch trim, no aileron or rudder trim. It can fly level under certain throtle/speed/rpm conditions, usually around 400kms

Nov-28-2014, 11:16
The 109 only has elevator trim.

Nov-28-2014, 20:55
In the Bf109 cockpit are two large concentric wheels situated on the left sidewall, aft of the throttle. The outboard wheel actuates the flaps and the inboard wheel controls the pitch trim by changing the incidence of the horizontal stabilizer, actually called "elevator trim" in the game controls configuration. If possible don't assign keys, it's better to assign the control of this wheel to an axis slider of a joystick, the pitch trim control is smoother.

Nov-28-2014, 23:28
I think he refer to this.

http://s30.postimg.org/4yfcv15n5/Bf109_Trim.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
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This is legacy from old il-2, in this the trim move the elevator instead trim tabs.
In CloD the stabilizer incidence is adjusted by trim command, but the elevator move in opposite direction.

Nov-30-2014, 11:24
Exactly, this is how it should work. Is there any loss in performance due to the miss alignment.
PS. thanks for the tips on game setup.

Nov-30-2014, 11:28
Exactly, this is how it should work. Is there any loss in performance due to the miss alignment?

No, is only a graphical misrepresentation and is not related to how the physics are calculated.

Dec-02-2014, 04:28
Thanks, I'll try and stop staring at it now.

Dec-02-2014, 05:19
There's also a little numeric indicator next to the wheel, ranging from 0 to 4.