Can anyone tell me if the modelling is accurate in FS2000 when trying to align
the plane with the runway after crabbing? It seems that if the rudder is turned
too much the rear end of the plane just skids along without any basic change in
direction, ie follows the (former) crab direction. You need input from the
aileron axis to fundamentally change the direction of flight, on the approach
as well. I have spoken to a real pilot who says that the plane will always move
in the direction the nose is pointing. Also, once the plane is on the ground it
ignores the way it's pointing and just skids.
Is this accurate, or am I wasting my time trying to become a crack ace
crosswind specialist in FS2000??? Also, should you point the nose to the side
so the rear of the plane is aligned with the centreline?