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Control Wheel Steering PITCH mode.

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Control wheel steering "pitch" Will display CWS P if a roll mode was already selected prior to engaging CMD A or B, should display CWS P and CWS R on the FMA if no AP mode is selected prior to engaging CMD A or B

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OK, thanks both.Cheers,Paulhttp://www.strontiumdog.plus.com/sbird.jpgOfficially licenced by British Airways plc for use of name and logo[p]AMD XP2800+ Barton, Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2, 1Gig Crucial PC3200 DDR 400MHz, Gainward 128 MB GF4-4200, SB Audigy, 3 x WD Caviar SE[/p]

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Note, CWS is not simulated.What it would do in the real aircraft is it would keep the pitch/roll angle when the AP was engaged. In CWS P only the pitch would be held and in CWS R only the roll would be held. You can always "set" a new attitude by applying force on the control wheel. In fact, if you have a different mode engaged, such as heading select, applying "turning" force will result in the AP switching back to CWS R.Again, this is not simulated.Regards,Mark

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Well, considering what the others said my experience was a bit strange. Aircraft at cruise, VNAV + LNAV both active, A/P A engaged. Dialled in a new lower ALT and pressed V/S. Or.. so I thought. VNAV would not disengage, plane wouldn't descend, nor could I choose a V/S using the thumbwheel. Even pressing the A/P disengage bar did nothing.Everytime I pressed the V/S button I got the CWS P displayed (remember AP still engaged at this point). Anyway, all AP functions returned to normality after changing the cockpit view (think I pressed the ZOOM icon).Ah well, just one of those little things that make FS life interesting! ;-)Cheers,Paulhttp://www.strontiumdog.plus.com/sbird.jpgOfficially licenced by British Airways plc for use of name and logo[p]AMD XP2800+ Barton, Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2, 1Gig Crucial PC3200 DDR 400MHz, Gainward 128 MB GF4-4200, SB Audigy, 3 x WD Caviar SE[/p]

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