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Hi Pete,

Long time since my last post.

I'm experiencing a strange situation with my FS9.1

First of all, I have the FSUIPC 3.7 and AS6.

The issue is that when on ground (more specifically taking-off) or during an approach with crosswind the correction that I had to make with the rudder is the opposite one.

I mean, when I have a crosswind (during T/O or APP) that comes from my right, the aircraft turns to the right, so the correction on the rudders is to the left. This issue dissapears and comes to the normal correction after a few feets AGL. In a few words, I have to correct the aft. nose to the opposite side where the wind comes, not to correct to the wind.

Thanks in advance for any comment.

bye

ACC

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I mean, when I have a crosswind (during T/O or APP) that comes from my right, the aircraft turns to the right, so the correction on the rudders is to the left.

Yes, that is perfectly correct. The wind hits the tailplane causing the nose to try to face into the wind. The same happens in a sailboat -- left to itself a boat with a taut enough sail will turn into wind and the sail will flap as you lose way.

This issue dissapears and comes to the normal correction after a few feets AGL.

It isn't an "issue", it is basic physics. When you are actually flying it is completely different. The whole aircraft it moving IN the airstream, not pivoting on anything. As far as flight is concerned only the relative wind matters, and that comes from your airspeed. You are then using the rudder (and aileron) to correct your ground track (course).

If you don't understand this please try to read a book on basic flight. I'm sure it will all become clear. I am not a good tutor. ;-)

Regards

Pete

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