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I really love flying the DC-3 in 2004. She's a real fine old bird, and handles like a dream.I have a question, though. I can't get the auto pilot to work. I've been through the docs a number of times, but no luck.Has anyone else had this problem? And, can anyone steer me in the right direction?Thanks,Joe LaBracioP4 512M Nvidia T4 128M

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The autopilot on these old birds are quite different than modern ones LOL. I learned how to use the one in the Vega, but the one in the DC-3 is practically the same unit, just minor differences.These old autopilots only control attitude and heading, so this won't keep your altitude unless you cheat (Ctrl+Z I think). First, you rotate the Aircraft Heading Refrence knob (top, near center of the AP guage) to the heading you want. Then you rotate the Aircraft Attitude Refrence knob (top right of the AP guage) to the attitude (pitch) you want to climb or descend at. Then you can flick the power switch on, then the plane should start turning and climb/descend at the pitch you set.

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Hi guys,Just one more note: it is very important also to realize that the heading of the autopilot is referenced to the heading indicator directly underneath the autopilot's heading indicator. This lower heading indicator is just like any directional gyro in that it is sensitive to drift. So before switching on the autopilot make sure the heading reference is aligned with the compass by turning the knob BELOW the autopilot's heading reference, then set the autopilot's heading reference to where you want it to go and only then switch the AP on!Leo Bakker

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Greetings!I too love the DC3 in FS9, but what a pity that MS chose just about the drabbest and most boring cockpit they could find! It's all brown, brown, brown... in a (how shall I say it?) well... eh... kind of an excremental shade. Pottering about the virtual cockpit with my EDimensional glasses on, it truly looks like some naughty kid painted the cockpit with the contents of his toilet bowl. I can almost smell it (grin)!I'm eagerly awaiting the GMax MAAM R4D: I'm pretty sure Jan Visser's cockpit will look much less boring.Jaap Verduijn.

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>Greetings!>>I too love the DC3 in FS9, but what a pity that MS chose just>about the drabbest and most boring cockpit they could find!>It's all brown, brown, brown... in a (how shall I say it?)>well... eh... kind of an excremental shade. Pottering about>the virtual cockpit with my EDimensional glasses on, it truly>looks like some naughty kid painted the cockpit with the>contents of his toilet bowl. I can almost smell it (grin)!Wow, what an idiotic statement. 2004 gives you a realistic cockpit, LOL, what you looking for? an FMC in a DC3, LOL...

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"(...) what an idiotic statement (...)"Thank you for giving your kind opinion."(...) what you looking for? an FMC in a DC3 (...)'No, drongo. Put on your reading glasses, mobilize your old first grade teacher to give you some refresher on the alphabet, and try to decipher the undoubtedly intricated contents of my message again.Jaap Verduijn.

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