This may be a silly question, but did you go through the transmitter calibration? If you don't calibrate the sim for your transmitter, you can get the sorts of behaviors you're describing.
Alan (just call me "Bum"; no need to be so formal)
Compass Atom 500 (V-Bar), *MIA* Compass 7HV (V-Bar), Dart Tin DT520E V2 (VBar), Stingray 500
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