I like to fly the 787 but hate that whatever weight its at the nose is always a fair bit up during cruise. When you go outside it looks stupid. Its below the first attitude marker but still quite high. Cruise at Mach 83 to 85 so speed is fine.
Is this just annoyingly how the 787 is or?
Trim I have between 0-10% in cruise and the purple bar is always slightly trim up position.
Have heard the alleged IF say can fly flaps 1 or 5 to sort this but that’s just unrealistic in terms of real world.
Think the 787 rework could help sort this pitch issue too!
This can be an issue because of your weight. Being heavy at high altitudes causes the aircraft to bring it’s nose up to prevent it from losing altitude. Also, every plane always cruises with their nose slightly raised.
This is how the 787 is due to its weight distribution. When on takeoff the aircraft pulls up the front wheel and slams the tail because of weight at the back and none at the front. This is most likely due to amount of fuel and passengers you put. More fuel is more weight in the back. And the more the passengers, the more seats filled in the back. Hopes this helps.
Oh that’s completely fine and normal, you have nothing to worry about if it’s only pitched up that much. It’s purely the autopilot preventing the aircraft from losing altitude and at the same time not gaining any by pitching slightly up.
I believe that is about right, I saw a reply a few months ago by a 787 pilot that said they had about 2 1/2º pitch for a flight from LHR - SFO. Also, I don’t think the devs would release the something that wouldn’t be realistic
I don’t know if this expresses your concerns but here’s a picture of a 787 at cruise and it’s slightly pitched up as you can see , it all depends on the weight on board if you are heavily loaded the plane will pitch up to maintain current altitude.