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757 Autopilot Issues

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Hi all,I am trying my first flight so maybe I am not doing something right. I took off, everything very smooth. I tried to engage the autopilot, it will not engage.Furthermore I looked at the gauges and instead of showing a heading TRK is shown in yellow. There is also no magenta line showing my flight plan.Any ideas?

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Re: the TRK vs Heading thing, it is an option in the setup menu, airline options I think to choose.The reason you don't have a magenta line is eithera) you didn't load a flight plan into the CDU, or it was incorrectly loaded:( you did not align the IRS units or did not switch them to NAV before you moved the airplane.Re: the autopilot, did you engage the F/D first? I think you have to first turn on the F/D, then turn on the Autopilot after that.Ruahrc

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Thanks for the response.As for the IRS knobs you are right. I did not adjust them...Is there a more thorough checklist or procedures somewhere? The one in the manual is extremely basic and the tutorial flight does not mention those type of steps.I am used to the level of PMDG Level D Tutorials and checklists which are much more helpful...As for the autopilot, I did have the Flight Director engaged. Do you think the IRS selectors could have something to do with that?

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I suspect that if you have the Level D 767, you can probably use the same checklist for the 757 too as their cockpits are nearly identical. I don't have the LVD plane though so I can't tell for sure.If you are familiar with the basic operation of a modern airilner, however, you could really adapt any checklist you find to the 757 pretty easily.Ruahrc

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That fixed it. It was the IRS knobs. I did just pull out my level d 767 checklist and go through that...

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