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Battlefield - Airborne - Tactical (BAT) => BAT Lounge => Topic started by: DavidHayabusa on December 21, 2017, 01:50:27 AM

Title: Spitfire pull up
Post by: DavidHayabusa on December 21, 2017, 01:50:27 AM
Hey guys I have trying to fly the Spitfire MKIX. I noticed that the plane got a strong pull up when flying. Much stronger than other planes. Is this normal please?
Title: Re: Spitfire pull up
Post by: TheOligopolist on December 21, 2017, 06:48:15 PM
The default trim might be set a little stronger than most planes.

Just set your elevator trim down a few notches before take off if it's an issue.
Title: Re: Spitfire pull up
Post by: DavidHayabusa on June 18, 2018, 01:41:19 AM
But is this strong pull up realistic on the Spitfire? I am finding it very annoying to fly, especially the Mk IX versions. Honestly, I am more enjoying the Typhoon and the Tempest planes :).
Title: Re: Spitfire pull up
Post by: DavidHayabusa on February 04, 2019, 09:07:17 AM
Bump
Title: Re: Spitfire pull up
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 04, 2019, 09:10:42 AM
IIRC the general agreement was to not touch stock flight models.
Your question therefore might be better addressed towards TD.

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: Spitfire pull up
Post by: DavidHayabusa on February 06, 2019, 01:12:29 AM
The problem is that I cannot find their forum anymore. Does anyone find the Spitfire's Mk IXs a bit strange and tediant to fly?  I really enjoy the Mk Vs, MK XIVs and the Tempest, Typhoon. But I can not get the hang of the MK IXs
Title: Re: Spitfire pull up
Post by: greybeard on February 06, 2019, 02:11:44 AM
Complaints about excessive "tail-heaviness" of Spitfire are an old rant. Don't know if it could be realistic, the copy I have of Pilot's Notes is almost unreadable on this point:

(https://i.postimg.cc/3RshcyRT/Spit-Mk-IXtrimming.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

remedy, as already said, is trimming accordingly before take-off (up to two dozens keystrokes may be required).
Title: Re: Spitfire pull up
Post by: SAS~Storebror on February 06, 2019, 05:18:15 AM
It says:

Check list before take-off
T-Trimming tabs

At training load
(full main tanks, no
ammunition or ex-
ternal stores)
7.150 lb.
(All Marks)
At normal fuel load
(full main tanks,
ammunition + 1 x
45 gallon "blister"
drop tank) 7.500 lb.
(Max. Mk. XI)
At max. load (full
main and rear
fuselage tanks,
full ammunition,
+ 1 x 90 gallon
"blister" drop
tank) 8.700 lb.
(IX & XVI)
Elevator1 div. nose
down
Neutral1 div. nose
down
RudderFully rightFully rightFully right

]cheers[
Mike