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Loss of altitude

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I'll repost this one.During turning the dash, well mines, looses about 500-800 feet in the turn with the auto pilot off. Now imagine doing this during a hold, now imagine what the auto pilot is going to do to regain the previous altitude....that's right shoot up like a rocket. Im familiar with the loss of lift in a turn but with the auto pilot on, im thinking that the computer would be working ahead to prevent this great amount of lossed altitude.feed back would be great

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12 feet? Not mines for sure. I just did a flight from St, Maarten to St croix and my turn for final at 1600' to intercept the localizer (45d degree turn) the a/c lost about 600'. My speed was 140. But whether my speed is 140 or 220 i keep loosing tremendous altitude, which again the auto pilot tries to correct by pitching the a/c up to regain altitude

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Ok, ................ill see how it goes. Just kinda strange that it happens when the auto pilot is connectedthanks anyway

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