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    November 19th, 2014, 10:43
    http://www.flight1.com/view.asp?page=library First item on the above page. Its a well known problem.
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    November 19th, 2014, 05:49
    Okay, I've had time to try v3 of the FDE, and once again, thanks for taking the time to look into this. Unfortunately, the inability to settle the aircraft into level flight persists. What I expect to happen is that for a fixed throttle setting - the aircraft noses up, the speed decreases, the lift decreases and so the nose then angles down, and the aircraft starts to descend ... as a result of that , the speed increases, lift increases, and the aircraft starts to ascend again. I believe the correct aerodynamic term for this oscillation is phugoid, or fugoid. The problem with the A-7 ( and the A-6 and EA-6B too ) is that this oscillation doesn't seem to happen. You set the trim upwards, and it might pitch up for a while, lose speed, then pitch down and although the airspeed then...
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    November 18th, 2014, 23:53
    Paul K replied to a thread Avro Lincoln in FSX General Discussion
    Replied at CBFS, Jens. In the meantime, I'll keep a lookout.
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    November 17th, 2014, 23:18
    Paul K replied to a thread Avro Lincoln in FSX General Discussion
    Here's one I posted in the Orbx site. Jens, thanks again for the repaints.
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    November 17th, 2014, 23:10
    Thanks very much for that. I'll have some time later this week to try it out, and I'll report back then. :)
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    November 16th, 2014, 07:24
    Paul K replied to a thread Avro Lincoln in FSX General Discussion
    The aforementioned radome and trim-wheel issues notwithstanding, this Lincoln is a good model and deserves to be a success. I have no regrets in buying it, and thank you for bringing us the often overlooked and 'unsexy' aircraft. I'd pay for a number of the unusual Virtavia models before yet another F-16, so keep up the good work.
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    November 16th, 2014, 05:12
    Installed it, and thank you. Is there anything that can be done to reduce the pitch trim sensitivity ? It seems that for any given throttle setting, load configuration and speed, it is impossible to trim the aircraft out for level flight. The slightest touch on the trim control, either nose up or nose down, will have you climbing rapidly or diving, and while the changes in air speed alter the rate of ascent and descent accordingly, it never settles down into level flight. The Razbam Intruder and Prowler are exactly the same, maybe even more so. It's been said here that the real A-7 was sensitive to control inputs ( and the Intruder ? and the Prowler too ?? ) but I don't accept it was sensitive to such a degree that the autopilot is the only way of maintaining level flight - and...
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    November 15th, 2014, 13:54
    Paul K replied to a thread Avro Lincoln in FSX General Discussion
    Excellent ! Thanks very much, Jens.
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    November 13th, 2014, 22:24
    Paul K replied to a thread Avro Lincoln in FSX General Discussion
    Thank you Jens, very much appreciated.
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    November 13th, 2014, 14:09
    Paul K replied to a thread Avro Lincoln in FSX General Discussion
    Jens, I'll take that repaint please. I lived at RAF Watton as a boy, and for a long time two Lincolns lay dumped at the eastern end of the airfield. By sneaking under the fence we could go and play in them. It's quite possible that RA722 was one of those aircraft. EDIT: Have you uploaded it anywhere ?
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    November 12th, 2014, 10:31
    Paul K replied to a thread Avro Lincoln in FSX General Discussion
    I contacted support at Virtavia. It seems no further work is going to be done on the Lincoln, so the low-poly radome and trim wheel issues will remain. Rather a shame, because it's a good model of an unsung aircraft. Okay, that's me out of here once more.
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    November 9th, 2014, 20:26
    Paul K replied to a thread Avro Lincoln in FSX General Discussion
    How do I go about that ? Using the email address - tech.support -at- virtavia.com ?
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    November 9th, 2014, 12:13
    Paul K replied to a thread Avro Lincoln in FSX General Discussion
    Could Virtavia please have a look at the H2S radome on model Virtavia Lincoln 2 ( the RF555 aircraft ). Compared to the radomes on the other models, it is very crude and low poly - maybe it got overlooked as the models were refined. It is particularly noticeable when viewed from head on. The other models' radomes are fine. Also, can Virtavia please look at the pitch trim wheel in the VC - it rotates in the wrong direction when applying nose-up or nose-down trim. Thank you.
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