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How to counter Spitfire Mk V left roll tendency


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lwalter

I manage to trim the Spitfire Mk V in pitch for straight flight, but it doesn't look like there's a roll trim. How am I supposed to counter the slight left roll tendency? I read somewhere that you could use rudder trim instead, but you would end up with slight skid. 

Is that the way to properly trim the Spitfire Mk V?

 

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II/JG17_HerrMurf

Yup, step on a pedal a few millimeters. Fighters are intentionally unstable in flight. Messerschmitt's are very sensitive to speed in terms of rudder trim. You have to adjust foot pressure for every 10 kph or so.

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Dragon1-1

Trimming the rudder is the correct way to offset torque on a prop plane, WWII or modern. Aileron trim is mostly for asymmetric loads.

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