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I am having difficulty figuring out the AutoThrottle on this panel.I am following instructions from the Manual for Richard Probst's 727 panel; see below:"Using the autothrottle is simple - just turn on the switch. It is somewhat intelligent and tries to figure out what mode you want when you turn it on. For takeoff, set you EPR bugs for takeoff thrust. This will usually be about 2.20 for D-17 engines at sea level. Also, set your airspeed cursor on the airspeed indicator for your initial climb speed, normally 250 knots. Turn the auto throttle switch on. The throttle levers will then move to apply takeoff thrust by 60 knots, then will hold position until you near your set speed. After that, speed will be maintained. Throttles will automatically retard at about 50 feet during landing, and the auto throttle switch will turn itself off at touchdown. That's all there is to it.When airspeed is acquired, the white manual flag on the airspeed indicator will disappear, and you can then be assured that the airspeed hold is on. Notice that there is no way to set a Mach value. You'll have to use airspeed. Economy climb is normally about 280 knots while a performance climb will be about 310. Above 25,000 feet you will stop using airspeed and start using mach. Assuming you are using the performance climb of 310 knots (we don't really care about fuel economy in FS, do we?), you should reach your cruise speed of M.82 by 33,000 feet. You may have to adjust the speed cursor up or down a little."On the 737 panel, it doesn't capture the airspeed and the white flag does not disapear. Does anyone have any advice or documentation on the Auto Throttle? ThanksKevin

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Hi Kevin,This 737-200 is not equipped with an auto throttle. Infact not many 732's had that option until much later in their development (some 732 adv's).Regards,Van

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737-200 with A/T only with PMS-PMI or PDCS.the best way is to keep your hands on throtle adjusting your EPR for climb and yoke to keep the speed during climb.This is where the fun begins!

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