I originally posted this query under another topic, but I see it as such a huge issue that I’m creating a new topic for it…because I genuinely cannot believe this is the current state of MSFS… I must be doing something wrong.
My Trim doesn’t work as I’d expect (C152, DA40 for example), whether using default keyboard, or bound to hotas buttons. (PC version, no add-ons, latest build)
When I press and hold trim up/down, I see an initial microscopic movement on the trim wheel, then a delay of about half a second, and then a continuous movement. I’d expect an immediate continuous movement of the trim (and trim wheel) when the button is pressed and held. (This happens using default keyboard controls - so not hotas related).
Currently, it’s exactly the same input as you’d see when typing on a keyboard - if you hold down the F key you get F then a small delay then FFFFFFF… And my trim in MSFS behaves the same. The trim wheel should move continuously as soon as you press and hold the input, and stop when input is released.
(I’m a CPL, with 30 years flying and 30 years of flight sims - so I understand what should be happening with Trim).
I see other forums where there seems to be a general acceptance of poor trim control in MSFS (though I cannot see comments on my issue specifically). But if I’m not alone in the control issue above, then I just can’t understand how the community would accept this. It would be like having a driving game where you can’t turn left…developers have been making the graphics pretty for a few years and they’ll get back to the ‘purists’ requested feature of wanting the car to turn in both directions. It’s totally nuts.
Trim is an absolute integral part of the basics of flying - stick, rudder, throttle, trim; If one of these doesn’t work in the sim, then the sim doesn’t work.
Please someone tell my I’m doing something wrong, and there’s a solution to this issue?