CRJ flight control problems

I don’t know if I am the only have who has these problems but I feel like if the CRJs are a little hard to fly. All the other aircraft I fly such as the B737 family etc all fly perfectly except the CRJs

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I have to say that is a special plane, specially to land and takeoff. But this can be solved using the trim. Around 50-60% should be enough to have a better control on this aircraft :)

Here I was using 60% trim

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What do you mean by “a little hard to fly”?

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I’m just going to drop some advice in here real quick. The CRJ family is hard to fly, but they do require a lot of trimming, steady movements on landing, and the best thing I do is practice on solo mode.

I hope this helps!!

@tomthetank have you ever flown a CRJ?

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In Infinite Flight? Plenty.

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I do love me a good CRJ! It is very manageable, but you do have to PRACTICE! :). (TRIM IS YOUR FRIEND) (MAINTAINING PRACTICAL SPEEED IS KEY, ESPECIALLY WITH FLAPS)

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I find it interesting people talk about trim being very important. I definitely am trim aware, but I frequently adjust trim only by holding my device at the appropriate compensating angle. So as first priority for the CRJ, I would say airspeed. Be very airspeed aware. Practice getting the airspeed right at the different flap settings, and being slow enough for the touch down. And I would recommend turning on AOA (angel of attack) and keeping an eye on it staying within a tolerable range as you change flap and speed settings. Practice it until you get to know what the AOA should look like as you fly with the different settings. If AOA gets too big you need to add more flaps or more speed (so you don’t stall). Recognize what is roughly a good AOA number at touch down to aim for. If your AOA is too small, you’re going to float too far down the runway.

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Best advice I can give you is doing countless landings in solo mode. That really helped me fly this plane. Be careful of flaring too much because you float very easily in this plane. Also be very very gentle with the rudder as it is very sensitive and you could veer off the runway if you overcorrect your rudder inputs.

Ok, I’m used to flying it by now, but when first staring out, I found it to be the hardest to control!

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I find it easiest to control the CRJ on takeoff when you use flaps 20. Same for landing.

not as sensititve as the SR22 lol

What is a good AoA for the CRJs?

Actually looking at the AoA directly is difficult because the number jumps around a lot as the aircraft has to settle between transitions. It’s best to judge it visually by looking at how far the FPV (small circle) falls below the nose mark (on average, where it looks to be settling between transitions). If your FPV is up too close to the nose, you’re going too fast for a controlled landing; if it drops too far below the nose, you’re getting closer to stall speed and need to: 1)add some power, 2)add some flaps or 3)lower the nose to get some gravity assist for speed.

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thanks. This helps quite a bit.

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