Things didn’t go well when I took my Carenado P-44 Seminole out for the first time, or the second time (despite running through all pre flight procedures whilst following a YouTube video showing the process and take off.)
It all starts when building up speed on the runway with a massive amount of ‘pull’ to the left. If I manage to fight it into the air I have to pull all the way to the right on my stick and give it full rudder to stop it rolling and diving back towards the ground. I checked both elevator and rudder trim before take off and both were set to neutral/take off position within the game whilst my physical controls are all set up correctly and work perfectly well with all the default aircraft, plus the PA28 MkIII (and IV) as well as the BN Islander. I tested both the PA28 mkIII, the default C152 and the Islander afterwards and all worked perfectly.
I can only think that I’ve overlooked something obvious (and that wasn’t mentioned in the video I watched) or that there’s a fundamental issue with my understanding of the aircraft and what I need to do as I build up speed. I’m used to adding a little rudder as I go down the runway to counteract the propeller but this was vastly more aggressive.
Would anyone have any ideas of what I may have missed, what I could double check, what everyone else knows about the Seminole except me ( ) or even a good resource on flight characteristics and/or flight tutorials?
From a newb in need - thanks