Straight Take Off

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Hi, When i usually take off i have to keep turning the rudder left to right to remain straight and it can get annoying. Is there a way to combat this so the aircraft stays straight in the centre of the runway? Thanks, Astraeus 471
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Hi, The only tip I can suggest is to get the plane definately strait on the runway. Whenever I take-off I make sure I am dead on the line and heading strait for the centre of the runway AJK
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Also, although it may sound silly, make sure the payload and fuel is evenly distributed as this has been a problem for me in the past.

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Hi, When i usually take off i have to keep turning the rudder left to right to remain straight and it can get annoying. Is there a way to combat this so the aircraft stays straight in the centre of the runway? Thanks, Astraeus 471
I'm afraid it is like this in real life. Either due to the wind or to the engine torque. Some aeroplanes in the past had contra rotating props or with engines opposed in direction, but apart from that, we all have to gyrate down the runway. Martin
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I dont think FS is advanced as engine torque, though i maybe wrong. Atreaus, do you use any sort of weather program, if so itll be the wind knocking you.

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I dont think FS is advanced as engine torque, though i maybe wrong. Atreaus, do you use any sort of weather program, if so itll be the wind knocking you.
Torque can be controlled by the settings of FS2004. For better realism, its best to have all the sliders over to the right. Its meant to be a 'simulator' and therefore simulate flight and so I would have thought that what we all want is for the software to mirror what it is like in real life. I suppose if one flew with no wind available and an easy flight model, then the aeroplane would go straight down the middle. But I cant see the point of that (just my opinion). Martin