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    I have a CH Products Flight Sim YOKE that has 3 levers on the right side, and a trim wheel on the left side. For a while now that trim wheel is giving me problems where it is difficult to set up.

    You can set the aircraft trim properly for take off , but if the little wheel is not set properly GOOD LUCK in taking off.Sometimes it is hard to find a setting on the little wheel, so that when you pull on the yoke for a take off you actually take off.

    Can that trim wheel be taken out from the yoke and the yoke still work?
    Is there a replacement part for the trim wheel?


    Nebojsa

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    I don't use that trim wheel, I found it too hard to use. I instead set up the vertical rocker on the left side of the handle as trim up/down. Others have used one of the rockers on the right side of the unit itself.
    Tom Gibson

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    Tom's right, I also use the left rocker for elevator trim, the right rocker for rudder trim. The trim wheel is actually for centring the elevator axis neutral position when calibrating the yoke, and shouldn't be used in the sim itself.
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    The "trim" wheel on the CH Products mechanically moves the elevator axis and is very coarse.

    Saitek use to make a stand-alone USB trim wheel but now they are selling for $300.00 used.

    Found this one for $79.99...

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    Thanks for the input , but Vertical rocker? What is it and how do you set it up.

    Nebojsa

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    The 'vertical rocker' switch is a two position switch; up and down. If memory serves, you can assign a function to each direction.

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    OK i see now what you mean bye vertical rocker. The left vertical rocker is set for elevator trim and it is used to set the proper trim for take-off bye looking at the pedestal.
    The problem is, that alone wont let me take-off unless the mechanical trim wheel is set to centre or neutral position. If the trim wheel is set well above centre i can take-off almost vertical.
    If the mechanical trim wheel is set well below centre, i can pull on the yoke all you want, you are not going to take-off.
    So the problem is ,the mechanical trim wheel .

    nebojsa

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    That big wheel is NOT a trim adjustment at all. It is a rough adjustment thats used to center the controls. I've used it once only, never again.
    Normally the yoke is set up & calibrated using the normal Windows or the sim's calibration settings.

    Trim is normally set up on the CHProducts yoke using the rockers on top of the yoke handles.

    Those 2 toggle switches on the front panel of the yoke are normally used for flaps & gear up & down.
    Assignments are done within the sim itself or by using the amazing FSuipc free addon that will allow you to set up the toggles far better.

    I hope this explains.. I've been using the CHProducts yoke & peddles for many years now. Love it!
    Robin
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    As Robin says, center that mechanical trim wheel and NEVER touch it again.
    Tom Gibson

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    Some of these reactions are maybe a little extreme! That trim wheel can be quite useful.

    The first thing I did when I got my yoke was to center that trim wheel, then get some white paint and paint the first little depression between the ribs on the rim that shows below the top of the slot when the wheel is centered. So I can very quickly center that wheel any time, just by turning it so the white spot almost, but not quite, disappears into the top of the slot.

    Having done that, the wheel is quite useful for, as stated above, quick, coarse trim adjustments. In addition, the only way to use the full up/down range of your yoke is to use that wheel in conjunction with it, at least the way mine is calibrated.

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