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Boeing 777 autopilot problem

Postby Mihajlo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:12 pm

I often encounter a problem with an autopilot where it won't turn on as it immediately disengages when I try to turn it on. It doesn't always happen and I don't think I'm doing anything differently, so I don't have a reliable way to reproduce it. This didn't happen before and I know there have been a lot of changes to 777 recently. I'm using the latest version from FGAddon. FG version is 2019.2.0 build 3394. Here is an error message I get in a nasal console: https://ibb.co/XzwN5g3
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Re: Boeing 777 autopilot problem

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:23 pm

You need to (like almost every airliner) have no flight control input when you engage autopilot. You can use the trim speed to maintain level flight and then engage autopilot when you have no input, or else release flight controls and immediately engage it.
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Re: Boeing 777 autopilot problem

Postby Mihajlo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:21 pm

Okay, thanks.
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Re: Boeing 777 autopilot problem

Postby Octal450 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:01 pm

Also -- don't use V/S, use FLCH. It will give you proper climb rates/descent rates for your selected speed automatically using speed by pitch.

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Re: Boeing 777 autopilot problem

Postby Isaak » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:18 pm

Hi there, thanks for the feedback! The listener errors you get were already present before, you just didn't see them because they weren't logged. Richard has changed something in the core code so they are shown. I 'll try to find where the listeners are called and replace them.
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Re: Boeing 777 autopilot problem

Postby Mihajlo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:57 am

You are welcome. Thanks for the tip. I'm glad you've decided to maintain and improve this aircraft. It was unmaintained for a long time without any improvements.
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Re: Boeing 777 autopilot problem

Postby Octal450 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:25 pm

Enjoy :D

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