When I first installed FSX I was able to forward slip the FSX J3, which was the only aircraft I used. After a couple of weeks, I unexpectedly found that I could no longer perform the forward slip. I am not asking for help with the technique for performing a forward slip. I am seeking help with what I believe is a technical problem.
Regardless of the amount of aileron used, I cannot create enough offsetting rudder force to enter a slip. The best I can get is a slow slipping turn in the direction of bank. Reducing the amount of aileron applied, while holding full opposite rudder, reduces but does not stop the turn in the direction of the bank. If I apply a small amount of aileron, e.g. for a 10-15 degree turn, any opposite rudder applied just cancels the bank.
WHAT I HAVE DONE
1. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to execute a forward slip in the following aircraft: A2A Cub, FSX J3, FSX 172 and the Justflight 152.
2. I have experimented with various control settings in FSX for my CH yoke and rudder pedals. I see full travel of the rudder using the CH and FSX calibration tools. All calibration has been done in the CH tool only. I have also disconnected the rudder pedals and used the keyboard rudder controls. The result is the same. During all of these tests I see full deflection of the rudder from external and internal views of the aircraft.
3. The problem persists regardless of the realism settings, from easy to hard with all settings to the right. The result is the same, even with the A2A Cub, which does an excellent job of modeling a forward slip. In regards to the A2A Cub, I have read the relevant posts on the forum concerning problems with forward slips and have ensured that all of the realism settings are correct. I have also applied the 1.1 and 1.11 fixes.
4. All of this led me to the conclusion that the problem could be in FSX. So, I uninstalled FSX completely, along with the CH drivers and then did a clean reinstall. After the reinstall, I have the same problem.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.