I see there is an option for TRIM_AUTO, which stores trim values on exit from Manual mode (I guess that means it considers current values the center points?). I guess it can not see difference of trim and stick input, so I should let go of sticks before switching out of manual.
Is this something a beginner can do ?
The parameter doc says to fly in FBWA, switch to manual, see how it does, and back to FBWA to save.
As a beginner I think the right way would be:
- Take off in whatever flight mode, except manual, go FBWA and go high.
- Switch to manual, make it fly straight and level either by trim or by sticks, switch back to FBWA.
- Switch to manual, no stick input, observe. Back to FBWA.
- Make trim corrections to counter observations.
- Test in manual and observe.
- Back to FBWA. center trims again.
- Go to 3
My Bix3 is flying OK - Except I need some expo. But it wanted to bank left last time out. Adjusted one aileron rod a bit at home, hope it helps. In FBWA it flies like a dream. But I want to be able to fly in manual mode as well.
I am new to all this with planes and with trimming. Don’t even know how to hold my hands on the Tx when pushing the trim buttons. Should I use left hand to adjust the aileron trim on right stick ? Or use right hand thumb ?
Flying it was no problem keeping the stick a bit right to make it fly level, but I feel awkward trying to trim it, and in the end, I want it well trimmed, and flying nicely, and have it fly with neutral trim (subtrim is different).