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Revisiting DA42 Autopilot Issues

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Hello!

I am a newcomer to the Alabeo DA42 on P3Dv4, and I am happy with it so far with the exception of the autopilot having a mind of its own. I have reviewed all pertinent topics on this board but none seem to find a solution except to reset the gyro drift. I am familiar with the gyro drift influences, and I have it disabled.

On my first flight, the autopilot would not do anything besides bank 60+ degrees left and right, even with no roll mode engaged. I tried pressing 'D' to reset the heading gyro just to be safe. No effect. I ended up handflying the flight since nothing I could do would get the autopilot to do what I wanted it to.

On my second flight, the autopilot worked flawlessly.

On my third flight, the autopilot behaved as it did in the first flight.

I began all three flights using the same default flight with no slew used. I am at a loss as to what affects whether or not the autopilot functions properly.

Hopefully someone with more hours in this product has some tips.

Thanks,
Derek

 

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I've seen that as well. Back then, in FSUIPC I had adjusted the aileron axis input curve to react directly 1:1 (as opposed to increasingly sensitive as the input grows). I've dialed that back a little since, and the problem hasn't occured again. Not sure if that was the cause, though. Have you done something similar?


Best regards, Dimitrios

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On 5/30/2018 at 12:58 PM, d.tsakiris said:

I've seen that as well. Back then, in FSUIPC I had adjusted the aileron axis input curve to react directly 1:1 (as opposed to increasingly sensitive as the input grows). I've dialed that back a little since, and the problem hasn't occured again. Not sure if that was the cause, though. Have you done something similar?

I have not. I will try that today or tomorrow and let you know.

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