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The trim controls can be used to correct the following aircraft control problems:
 
The trim controls can be used to correct the following aircraft control problems:
 
* You experience difficulty keeping the aircraft level with the artificial horizon (horizontal position indicator).
 
* You experience difficulty keeping the aircraft level with the artificial horizon (horizontal position indicator).
* The aircraft continually ascends above, and then descends below the altitude you want to maintain. This is sometimes known as "Porpoising."
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* The aircraft continually ascends above, and then descends below the altitude you want to maintain. This is sometimes known as "Porpoising."
  
  

Latest revision as of 11:07, 21 July 2020

Article ID: 175195

Article Last Modified on 3/23/2005



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series
  • Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 95



This article was previously published under Q175195

SUMMARY

This article describes how to use the trim controls in the Microsoft Flight Simulator programs listed at the beginning of this article.

The trim controls can be used to correct the following aircraft control problems:

  • You experience difficulty keeping the aircraft level with the artificial horizon (horizontal position indicator).
  • The aircraft continually ascends above, and then descends below the altitude you want to maintain. This is sometimes known as "Porpoising."


MORE INFORMATION

To adjust the trim controls for your aircraft, press the appropriate keys or joystick buttons for your version of Flight Simulator.

All of the keyboard commands for Flight Simulator are listed on the back of the Pilots Handbook.

NOTE: The trim controls are very subtle controls that are adjusted in small increments. You may have to press the trim keys or buttons repeatedly to achieve level flight. In addition, you can easily over-correct the trim controls if you press the trim keys or buttons multiple times without checking how they affect your flight.

The following tables show the default keyboard and joystick button assignments for the trim controls in the different versions of Flight Simulator.

Combat Flight Simulator

Control Keyboard Joystick
Elevator trim up Num 1 Button 10*
Elevator trim down Num 7 Button 09*
Aileron trim left CTRL+Num 4 Not assigned
Aileron trim right CTRL+Num 6 Not assigned
Rudder trim left CTRL+Num 0 Not assigned
Rudder trim right CTRL+Num ENTER Not assigned
  • This control is assigned only if you use a game controller with 10 or more buttons.

Flight Simulator 2000

Control Keyboard Joystick
Elevator trim up Num 1 Button 04
Elevator trim down Num 7 Button 03
Aileron trim left CTRL+Num 4 Not assigned
Aileron trim right CTRL+Num 6 Not assigned
Rudder trim left CTRL+Num 0 Not assigned
Rudder trim right CTRL+Num ENTER Not assigned

Flight Simulator 98

Control Keyboard Joystick
Trim Up Num 1 Button 06*
Trim Down Num 7 Button 05*
  • This control is assigned only if you use a game controller with 10 or more buttons.

Flight Simulator 95

Control Keyboard Joystick
Trim Up Num 1 Button 06*
Trim Down Num 7 Button 05*
  • This control is assigned only if you use a game controller with 10 or more buttons.


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