G1000 autopilot FLC mode issues

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Carenado progresses quite well in sense of system depth, especially for the Garmin G1000. However the autopilot's FLC mode appears to be inaccurate across any model:

  • When engaging FLC mode, the speed is initially pre-set to 100KT or subsequently the last selected speed, instead of current speed;
  • When increasing FLC speed the aircraft goes into a steep descend and then overshoots the target speed, instead of limiting at a minimum vertical speed of around +500 feet per minute;
  • When decreasing FLC speed the aircraft goes into steep climb, but at least captures the selected speed.

I'm not a programmer but I believe fixing should not be too much of a big deal.

My latest test flight was done with the Piper PA46 500TP Malibu Meridian G1000.

What is your experience? Is a real aircraft supposed to behave like this? What is Carenado's statement about fixing?



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My experience is that Carenado's autopilots are buggy.. and they do not want to commit the effort to fix them.. :bengong:

Fixing the "initial speed" issue is indeed easy, and I have done that for some of their airplanes.

Fixing FLC overshoot is a different challenge... :blush:

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