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Just got this and wondering if there is a fix so that the altitude select panel works properly?

 

ARM/ENG/VS SELECTION would be good to have.

 

If there is not, then wondering if the PC12 one will work...

 

G


Gary Davies aka "Gazzareth"

Simming since 747 on the Acorn Electron

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I dont think its a simple fix as there are no clickspots defined in the VC.

 

I'm finding the best way round the problem is to turn on the AP after takeoff as soon as you've established your required climb rate. By default the AP holds vertical speed and levels the wings so you maintain runway heading and climb rate, once you're at TOC hit the ALT button which will capture and hold your altitude, after which you can use the altitude select panel to climb / descend and set vertical speed as required.

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Fair enough, will try that next time. Shame they didn't make it work correctly though.....

 

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Gary Davies aka "Gazzareth"

Simming since 747 on the Acorn Electron

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Why not just select ALT on autopilot before takeoff, set altitude and climb rate (and probably HDG and heading) and then after takeoff engage the autopilot?

 

Of course that is if you don't like hand flying. :-)


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Why not just select ALT on autopilot before takeoff, set altitude and climb rate (and probably HDG and heading) and then after takeoff engage the autopilot?

 

Thanks for that, I've tried it and indeed it works. I hadn't thought of trying it that way as past experience with other models having this setup has involved arming the AP with the required altitude and climb rate before taking off, and with a non functioning ARM button ............................

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I just purchased this model on sale earlier this week and I guess I need to revisit the two hours or so I logged so far. I also snagged the 337 and spent more time with it this week over add-on VFR scenery in the Caribean due to the views available from that 337 model. Some more dated autopilot versions (IRL) require that you attain a target altitude, level off, and then and only then engage Altitude Hold. That is what I recall I experienced with the AP for this model. I will take a refreshed look tomorrow. I do not recall in this Caravan the ability to set a target altitude and ROC. I'll take another look.


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Just got this and wondering if there is a fix so that the altitude select panel works properly?

 

ARM/ENG/VS SELECTION would be good to have.

 

If there is not, then wondering if the PC12 one will work...

 

G

 

Yes, works great. Let me know if you need the cfg.

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