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747 v3 autopilot issue

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After engaging the autopilot, it disengages after approximately 10 seconds.  I thought trim was the cause but it wasn't.  I've looked through the manuals but can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.  Help this rookie out (lol)

 

Matt Wright 

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HI Matt,

 

The only thing that should cause that to happen is a control input.  Do you have any hardware plugged in and can you try disconnecting that to see if it stops?

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HI Matt,

 

OK then the issue is likely that the Controls are not Neutral with the keyboard.  Check the Status page (or Engine page depending on which option is set) and make sure all controls are at the Center.  I bet your Elevator is deflected

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I am having the same issue. I disabled the joystick in p3d settings but the autopilot still disconnected in 10 seconds. Where do i find the status page/ engine page?

 

 

Dino

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I am having the same issue. I disabled the joystick in p3d settings but the autopilot still disconnected in 10 seconds. Where do i find the status page/ engine page?

 

 

Dino

 

MCP panel. There is a button for status page

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I still have this issue. I disabled joystick in p3d and unplugged it and still have the issue. How do i center the controls?

 

 

 

Dino

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I still have this issue. I disabled joystick in p3d and unplugged it and still have the issue. How do i center the controls?

 

 

 

Dino

Full names in the PMDG forums please.

 

Using P3D it is really easy.  Go to the controls settings window and press the calibrate button.

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Is everyone here using FSUIPC?  I know the into guide says not to, however, I have not had issues with other PMDG aircraft while using FSUIPC.  I am using the "direct to FSUIPC axis option" which i think is preferred.  I was having same issues but could not really see any major axis that was not centered.

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Is everyone here using FSUIPC?  I know the into guide says not to, however, I have not had issues with other PMDG aircraft while using FSUIPC.  I am using the "direct to FSUIPC axis option" which i think is preferred.  I was having same issues but could not really see any major axis that was not centered.

Yep i am using FSUIPC and having the same problems...I agree no issue with the 737 or 777 just the 747

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I just updated p3d and fsuipc and still having this issue. I also calibrated the joystick in p3d. any thing else i should try?

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I just updated p3d and fsuipc and still having this issue. I also calibrated the joystick in p3d. any thing else i should try?

 

a workaround that fixed it for me is disable this setting:

fmc->menu->setup->pmdg options->simulation->next page(2/10)->ctl input with AP on

 

cheers

-andy crosby

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a workaround that fixed it for me is disable this setting:

fmc->menu->setup->pmdg options->simulation->next page(2/10)->ctl input with AP on

 

cheers

-andy crosby

this fix seems to work for me..

 

thanks for the tip

 

Andrew

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Good evening,

I would like to thank you for this post
I recalibrated the two joysticks (yoke and pedals) and everything is working ok now

:smile:

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Just a question for you on how you calibrated because I could not get it to work.  Please confirm you are using FSUIPC.  Is the axis set as a "Send direct to FSUIPC calibration" or "Send to FS as Normal Axis" ?  thanks.

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OK thanks, will try that, I have it set as send to FSUIPC.

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On 02/02/2017 at 1:41 PM, spesimen said:

 

a workaround that fixed it for me is disable this setting:

fmc->menu->setup->pmdg options->simulation->next page(2/10)->ctl input with AP on

 

cheers

-andy crosby

Fixed my problem cheers 

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On 7/19/2017 at 0:26 AM, blakeburles said:

fmc->menu->setup->pmdg options->simulation->next page(2/10)->ctl input with AP on

Worked for me as well, but I wonder if Ctrl column and Ctrl wheel null zones would work better...maybe set them to a higher number?

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Posted (edited)

I know that this thread is eight months old, but I just wanted to point out that I am suffering from this problem at the moment in the 747-400. It's interesting to note that it only started happening after I had reinstalled P3D v3.4 without installing FSUIPC. I am going to try disabling the "Control Input with AP on" setting.

Edited by Christopher Low

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This is the best solution I think too . My FFB stick is old and droops on release so  turning off (disabling) "Control Input with AP on" is perfect.

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