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Start up the sim and on both the CJ4 and King Air 350 autopilot is turned on and properly configured and neither one works...both show the indications (display) that they are working/engaged but simply are not. All was fine yesterday. Anyone with a similar experience?

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4 hours ago, dbw1 said:

Anyone with a similar experience?

Yes, the autopilot seems to work great until for some unknown reason it breaks down. It could be user-induced or it it could be a bug. We'll just have to wait for the next patch.

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I've done nothing except fly it. Wonder if a small update was slid in during the start-up of this sim that is screwing up something.

I am very much looking forward to high end add on payware aircraft becoming available. The included  MSFS aircraft visually are excellent....too bad they are as poorly prepared when if comes to flying them.

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The manual heading autopilot button seems to work better than the NAV/GPS/VOR/ILS/FMC stuff on some planes.

 

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Last night the CJ4 avionics were functioning enough to be flyable. I was thinking between the CJ4 and the Airbus I could make do with them till add-on payware became available. Today they don't work. I have no doubt eventually everything will be corrected and down the road this will be a spectacular sim but it is frustrating. I am sorry I bought the premium deluxe. like I mentioned elsewhere I should have bough the basic MSFS and saved the money.

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My autopilot broke today... was working fine.. no more..

Now what??


Bert

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1 minute ago, Bert Pieke said:

My autopilot broke today... was working fine.. no more..

Now what??

Zendesk please.

Regards

bs

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Just now, bean_sprout said:

Zendesk please.

Regards

bs

Oh no.... ☹️

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Bert

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3 hours ago, Bert Pieke said:

My autopilot broke today... was working fine.. no more..

Now what??

Zendesk isn't going to help you with that, unless you want to be like everyone else who is spamming MS about the broken autopilot. Fortunately, it seems if you restart MSFS and change to different aircraft, the autopilot usually comes back good as new. But eventually it will die again when you least expect it. It's apparently a phoenix, not a Norwegian Blue. My theory regarding the autopilot is that at least some of the problem stems partially from using the mouse to hit AP buttons and turn knobs, when combined with also using AP-assigned buttons on the joystick. It seems as if the autopilot code loses track of what's on and what's off and eventually just becomes unresponsive or worse. I know in my case that some of autopilot "issues" are pilot error, either because the implementation doesn't match the real world autopilot or I have just mixed up the operation one aircraft's autopilot with another's.

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5 minutes ago, jabloomf1230 said:

Zendesk isn't going to help you with that, unless you want to be like everyone else who is spamming MS about the broken autopilot. Fortunately, it seems if you restart MSFS and change to different aircraft, the autopilot usually comes back good as new. But eventually it will die again when you least expect it. It's apparently a phoenix, not a Norwegian Blue. My theory regarding the autopilot is that at least some of the problem stems partially from using the mouse to hit AP buttons and turn knobs, when combined with also using AP-assigned buttons on the joystick. It seems as if the autopilot code loses track of what's on and what's off and eventually just becomes unresponsive or worse. I know in my case that some of autopilot "issues" are pilot error, either because the implementation doesn't match the real world autopilot or I have just mixed up the operation one aircraft's autopilot with another's.

I turned off "Headphone Sound" and restarted the sim.

Now, my autopilot works again 🙂


Bert

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Just now, Bert Pieke said:

I turned off "Headphone Sound" and restarted the sim.

Now, my autopilot works again 🙂

It could well have been just restarting the sim that sorted it.

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On a more positive note, no-one died of old age in 2020 .👍

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Just now, Bert Pieke said:

I turned off "Headphone Sound" and restarted the sim.

Now, my autopilot works again 🙂

That makes complete sense. 😉

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5 minutes ago, jabloomf1230 said:

That makes complete sense. 😉

Really? Headphone Sound---Auto pilot?

On the other hand maybe it does make sense in simulator world


On a more positive note, no-one died of old age in 2020 .👍

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The headphone sound feature is actually quite nice as it mimics to some extent, noise-cancelling headphones.

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