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Hi,

 

Have recent build (downloaded and installed within the last hour)

 

Trim (pitch up and down) is not working on aircraft. Have tried the usual and in the joystick editor of x-plane it is detecting the motion of the pitch as pitch up and down but isnt reflected in aircraft

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I have the same issue and the electric trim button is ON.

The electric trim is not working on both my own sim yoke and on the yoke of the TBM 900 in the airplane.

The manual trim wheel is working.

I really would like to know what my next step should be. Thanks!

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Check in the Maintenance section and verify your elevator linkage is not broken. I had the same issue and that was the culprit. 

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Thank you! You were fully right. Not only the trim, but all elevator functions were broken. I do not see a reason why. And by the way also my cabin pressure vessel is worn. Replacement seems to be impossible but a repair took USD 60,000 while the condition is still 'worn'. Then the tail navigation light is broken; USD 950. My plane is only 1 day old and did not fly one minute. This aircraft behaves like a spoiled child: very touchy and rather demanding. Up till now it was no fun owning this machine. It looks like the developers did not make the airplane robust enough.

Let's see whether I can get this bird to flying. Thanks again.

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Sounds like your aircraft has detected a tailstrike at some point, these faults where exactly what I got after I was about to shut down, believing I had my throttle in FLT IDLE I just pulled back my joystick throttle, inadvertently setting full reverse and planting my tail in the ground. 

Quite possibly this has happened during loading, moving around with the map, or something along those lines?

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Thank you Eseem. And after some rethinking you are right. I now recall that during the initial hours of familiarization with the aircraft I was figuring out how the throttle system operated. For that I shifted my field of view fully inside the airplane with the throttle in focus; no outside references. I tried to move the throttle and tried to get the throttle into the reverse mode. Somewhere subconscious I detected something was happening, but I did not realize I must have planted the airplane on the tail. What does not help me is that another plane I am flying (the Epic1000; same characteristics but also very different), requires forward motion of the throttle for applying reverse thrust. Well, after the costly repairs, I now hope I do not brake anything else and make my first flight.

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2 hours ago, Loek said:

 And after some rethinking you are right. I now recall that during the initial hours of familiarization with the aircraft I was figuring out how the throttle system operated. 

For my own, I have assigned a button of my throttle to the functions : "lean" and "rich mixture a little bit". It works very well with the TMB throttle. "Rich" pushes the lever forward and "lean" backward. And it is then very easy too to feather the propeller (one notch backward). (of course, I set another button for the reverse and taxy range).

Edited by danhenri

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