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PA34 Seneca V Not Following Heading (autocorrecting for wind drift maybe)

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I bought the PA34 Seneca V from Carenado and it seems like it is auto correcting for wind drift, the heading stayed about 10 degrees right of the heading bug on autopilot. I had a crosswing right to left of about 12kts. This is a problem for ATC control when flying online. Any ideas what's going on. I haven't found any similar postings

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What mode is the autopilot in?

 

In NAV mode it will correct for wind.

 

In HDG mode, not.

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HDG I believe is automatically correcting for wind drift, if I get wind from left, a/c flies right of heading bug, wind for right it goes left of heading bug


I'm not quite sure what exactly gyro drift is,I'll read up on it later tonight, but if memory and common sense serve aint it how a compass is off when in a turn?? Or is that something completely different?? Idk but I've never seen this happen before, although I just intalled a fresh copy of FSX Steam with only my PA-34 installed so far so I guess it's possible I'm wrong about what what gyro drift is and maybe it wasn't enabled before.

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If you get wind from left, aircraft naturally gets pushed to the right of the heading bug... :wink:

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Well it shouldn't. If ATC gives you a heading to fly you must fly that heading, if you get wind from the left, the aircraft will get pushed to the right(wind drift), but it should still follow the heading bug.

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