Kirk Posted October 25, 2018 Share Posted October 25, 2018 Hello all. I am brand spanking new to simulated flying with maybe a total of 4 or 5 hours behind the controls. I have a very basic setup: A pretty decent gaming PC, FSX Steam Edition, Saitek Pro Flight Yoke and Throttle Quantrant. I'm experiencing something that I think is probably normal behavior but I guess I'm looking for verification of that. What's happening is when I make a small movement on any control, the aircraft (Cessna 172 is what I'm trying to learn) it seems to really overreact. For instance, if I'm trying to retain level flight and start climbing some, when I push the yoke in a little bit my altitude starts dropping more than it was climbing. So I find myself in a back and forth fight... up, down, up, down, etc. And by the time I finally get out of that up/down pattern I've spent so much attention with it that now I'm wildly off course. So then I find myself rolling left then right then left then right, etc. Is this simply how aircraft behave or does it sound like maybe my controls are too sensitive? I mean obviously it's not going to be the same as tires on a road, but do these kinds of swings seem right? If this is correct behavior I'll just knuckle down and practice practice practice. But if it sounds like maybe something associated with my yoke is wrong I'll spend some time trying to dial in its settings better. I just don't want to start off on the wrong foot. I certainly appreciate any help any of you can give me. PS - Thanks to the admins/moderators here! I've owned and administered a popular sports forum for going on 15 years now (using the same forum software :) ) so I understand how much work it is. Thank you for doing it! Prepar3d v4: HP Omen Desktop. Intel Core i7-8700K (6 Core, 3.7GHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11GB dedicated GDDR5X), 16GB RAM, 2TB Hard Drive, 1TB SSD, 512GB SSD, Windows 10. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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