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Problem disconnecting A/P...help!

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I have this problem when Im on final that whenever disconnecting the A/P or especially A/T, the plane quickly yaws or nose swerves to the right or left, taking me off course. I then have to get her back on centerline, making it a difficult, bumpy ride. Winds havent been much of a factor either, flying mostly into a headwind or a slight cross. Is this normal behavior? What should I do? I am in landing configuration, and it is still hard to control. ThanksBrad Zimmer

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>I have this problem when Im on final that whenever>disconnecting the A/P or especially A/T, the plane quickly>yaws or nose swerves to the right or left, taking me off>course. I then have to get her back on centerline, making it>a difficult, bumpy ride. Winds havent been much of a factor>either, flying mostly into a headwind or a slight cross. Is>this normal behavior? What should I do? I am in landing>configuration, and it is still hard to control. Thanks>Brad Zimmer Next time this happens, bring up your throttle window and make sure BOTH throttles are in sync.I had this happen to me ONCE, and what had happened is that my joystick somehow was only affecting the LEFT throttle, so when the autothrottles disconnected and I pulled my throttle back, the right engine stayed at 50% N1, with a corresponding veer to the left.

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Tim, I've had the same thing happen numerous times. I think it even happened once since the SU2 upgrade, but I'm not certain. I couldn't figure out how to fix it other than reloading the aircraft. Do you know of any way to fix this, or even what causes it?One of the times it happened to me, I had just departed KDEN during an online VATSim flight. When I discovered that I could only control one engine, I called the Denver Center controller and requested permission to return to KDEN for an urgent landing. I used the A/T and Autoland to get her down safely. It was actually pretty fun. :)

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