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Control columns in autoland

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I just replayed an autoland and watched it from the VC. I was surprised to see the control columns being pulled backwards after the nose wheel had come down. It was nothing I had done, I had pushed my joystick forward to get the nosewheel down but then released it, I definitely didn't pull it back.I've also been wondering about the correct procedure when landing with the autopilot off but with the autothrottle on to maintain Vref+5, and exactly when to disconnect the autothrottle. I found a very interesting thread here http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.ph...&threadid=71973 and so thought I would see if the PMDG 737 autothrottle would behave as mentioned, i.e. that it would disconnect at 27 feet. Yep it does.Congrats guys, just one more little touch of authenticity.John

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"I found a very interesting thread here http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.ph...&threadid=71973 and so thought I would see if the PMDG 737 autothrottle would behave as mentioned, i.e. that it would disconnect at 27 feet. Yep it does."I think you may have "disconnect" and "retard" mixed up here, John ;-) The throttles begin to come back to idle at 27' when the A/P is not engaged, but shouldn't disconnect until touchdown.Cheers.Ian.

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