I did try the demo IL - 2 Sturmovik: 1946 but had trouble as my planes always just naturally "drifted" up. I constantly had to press "down" to keep my planes leveled and I ended up crashing quite a few times, stalling, and other annoyances due to it. I use a keyboard but I didn't think it's cause any problems. Anyway to fix it?
That could entirely be due to many planes' pitch or trim settings which would see your plane naturally drifting up. IL2 is a sim, so if your plane is drifting up, odds are it's meant to, and you have to correct for it by adjusting said trim and pitch accordingly.