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777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby alba-69 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:00 pm

Does anyone know how to switch on the Autopilot? It keeps disengaging!
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Re: 777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:25 pm

Do you have flight control input at the time? If so I think that would prevent you engaging the autopilot.
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Re: 777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby Isaak » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:24 pm

You have to make sure that all controls are neutral when engaging the autopilot of the 777. If you move the yoke the autopilot will disconnect. If you don't use a joystick or yoke, you 'd best enable the hud so you can see if the controls are neutral.
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Re: 777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby Octal450 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:31 pm

Exactly. You MUST centralize the controls to engage it. There is a slight deadzone for prevent loose sticks (without dead-band set) from accidentally killing the A/P.

If it won't stay, you need to use the trim keys, which will adjust the "trim-ref" speed of the FBW System.

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Re: 777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby alba-69 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:13 pm

Thanks all.
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Re: 777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby MalleusMaleficarum » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:57 am

i've had the same problem using mouse control (i don't have a joystick yet :roll: ). so i assigned the 'Home' button of my keyboard to reset all controls to neutral. it works like a charm! :wink:

anyways, great job on the new updated version guys! butter smooth auto-landing guaranteed! :P
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Re: 777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby Octal450 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:40 am

Thank you!
Glad to hear it!

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Re: 777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:54 pm

For what its worth, you can use the 5 key if you want to do that ;) Might be best not to touch the "Home" button, since that is by default elevator trim - which is especially important, as the 777 is speed-stable, not pitch-stable - the trim command actually changes the commanded trim speed, making it very difficult to fly if you don't have a trim control :P
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Re: 777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby MalleusMaleficarum » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:17 am

no worries. i already re-assigned the trim controls to other keys just in case i have to go manual (no ILS available) :wink: which i rarely do since the autoland function works well even for CAT-I airports. mouse users tend to use the 3D HUD to get precise maneuvering control and when changing view direction (eg: accessing the control panels) the center point of the mouse cursor would change as well. assigning a key to resetting both the controls and the view direction has proven to be pretty handy :)

any chance of adding a shake effect (such as the ones applied for the IDG aircrafts) in the near future? :P
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Re: 777 Latest version - Autopilot

Postby Octal450 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:16 pm

Nope, sorry.

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