Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

simka

Autothrottle - thrust

Recommended Posts

I cannot figure out whether it is possible to set Autothrottle to 'on' and select the mode to 'thrust'.

 

I want to practise landings with the MD-11 with autothrottle as the only "automation". Is this possible?

In other airliners in FSX I have found it useful to use autothrottle in speed-mode and controlling the pitch manually

 

Since there is no autothrottle on/off-switch i guess Autoflight has to be selected and I would have to disarm/deselect any active lateral mode and any pitch mode? But still - I find that the aircraft wont let me choose my own autothrottle mode.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I cannot figure out whether it is possible to set Autothrottle to 'on' and select the mode to 'thrust'.

 

Press the "AUTOFLIGHT" button. On the ground it will only activate the autothrottles. In the air, it will activate the autopilot and the autothrottles (if they were not activated on the ground). Use the speed selector knob to control the autothrottles. Pull the knob to select the speed in the speed select window and push the knob to hold the current airspeed.

 

Is this possible?

 

Yes.


Kenny Lee
"Keep climbing"
pmdg_trijet.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't forget that you only need to press the AP button *ONCE* to engage BOTH auto-pilot and auto-throttle. You will then need to press the AP disconnect button twice to maintain manual flight (ensure you sync the heading to the current heading, and press ALT when in level flight to ensure the auto-flight doesn't start to turn you off-course when you engage it).

 

Ensure you have buttons mapped to AP disconnect and AT disconnect in FS. The first press DISENGAGES the function, the second press cancels the alert.

 

You may find it useful to disengage the flight director when hand-flying (top button on the panel to the left of the left MFD). I personally find my scan breaks down too readily when flying the FD, so I prefer to switch it off when hand-flying.

 

The AT system is very good at holding the speed if you fly smoothly.

 

Best regards,

Robin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I cannot figure out whether it is possible to set Autothrottle to 'on' and select the mode to 'thrust'.

 

I want to practise landings with the MD-11 with autothrottle as the only "automation". Is this possible?

In other airliners in FSX I have found it useful to use autothrottle in speed-mode and controlling the pitch manually

 

Since there is no autothrottle on/off-switch i guess Autoflight has to be selected and I would have to disarm/deselect any active lateral mode and any pitch mode? But still - I find that the aircraft wont let me choose my own autothrottle mode.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

On lineup before takeoff push auto flight once only. This will arm the auto throttle.

 

Then bring the throttles the rest of the way up and you will hear it engage.

 

If you were to push it again after takeoff it's auto flight / autopilot, so don't do that for circuits.

 

To disconnect the auto throttle you need to map it to a button or a key in the PMDG keys menu or FSUIPC script. Same for auto flight disconnect.


Dan.W

20.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    39%
    $9,885.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...