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Lokoko

AP Toggle Switch

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Please help. I am enjoying X-Plane 11 but the Auto Pilot in the c172 does not have the “AP” button on the left hand side to turn it on and off. Although, in the X-Plane c172 POH it is there. What am I missing? Thank you.

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Apparently this is more realistic as the real instrument has no such button.? You must program one of your keys or joystick buttons...

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Use the "S-TEC Autopilot Manual.pdf" in the default Cessna 172SP folder for autopilot functions. To turn it on, just select any of the buttons with the mouse or a programmed controller button.

To turn it off, you need to program one button on your joystick, yoke, or a keyboard key to "Disco servos, whichever side is active", which returns manual control. IIRC, the autopilot will also automatically disconnect if you operate the elevator manually in HDG and VS mode.

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Paraffin,

Thank you for your reply and suggestions. I will try them today. Soaring_penguin, thank you for your reply.

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Paraffin,

I assigned a button on the quadrant to “Disco servos whichever is active” and it worked. I can now turn off the AP. Many thanks for your help. Moving the elevators in “HDG” and “VS” modes did no work.

 

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10 hours ago, Lokoko said:

Paraffin,

I assigned a button on the quadrant to “Disco servos whichever is active” and it worked. I can now turn off the AP. Many thanks for your help. Moving the elevators in “HDG” and “VS” modes did no work.

 

 

Not 'elevators' but rather 'elevator trim'.  This new 'more realistic' autopilot threw me at first too.

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Oh! Thank you...I will try that ....moving the elevator trim in HDG and VS mode.

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