I bought Flight Simulator 2004 yesterday, and a joystick, and I'm progressing my way through the flight lessons. I think I'm doing about average, everything is still a bit overwhelming because I haven't really flown much. I did the introductory flight, and now I'm on the Student Pilot lessons. I've read them all, and now I'm on Slow Flying. The question isn't about that though.
It's about the trim feature. I'm flying in the Cessna plane that they recommend for students by the way. I understand what trim does, and I've used it successfuly a couple times, I just SUCK at it. I just need some clarification. In the lesson, it says to set the trim correctly, you should let go of the joystick and see which way the plane goes. Then if it goes down, pull it back up and put the right trim and let go again and keep trying until it's right. Well... I want to know if it's talking about which way the plane goes RIGHT when you let go, or which way it goes eventually. You know how the plane might go down when you let go, then up again a little and maybe down again. It takes a while to stay in one spot. Well, should I wait for it to stop doing that before I decide which trim to use, or do I just consider which way it goes immediately after letting go?
Sorry if this question is extremely stupid lol, but it's bugging me so I might as well get it cleared up. I can reword the question if it doesn't make sense to someone.