- May 17, 2004
2nd time while I'm on a little cross country flight and the game just bombs out and crashes.
Getting my basic Autopilot skills together now and grasping trim, attitude and throttle control much better now.
That Squirrel dude from the UK really makes it easier to get to grips with.
In a Cessna 152 or similar...
You tend to want to use the flight stick to go up and down instead of throttling up and down.
You'll notice that when you are level and go full throttle, the nose goes up and you start to climb.
If you want to climb a few 1000 feet, then you can go full throttle, pull back slightly on the stick, then get keep your speed at 60 to 70 knots (depending on what rate of climb you want). Once your speed is on say 70 Knots then you trim to keep it there. Then you just hold the flight stick pretty much still.
1000 feet a minute is a decent climb rate.
I don't know if you need to worry about the air / fuel mixture or carb heat on this simulater, but that is easy enough to pick up.
In a 152, you ideally don't want to go over 12000 feet.
It'll probably take 20 minutes to get that high.