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I know the product is for flying and not sitting back and relaxing while someone else flies, but that's what I like to do while I work. 

The implementation of AI piloting is clearly a bit half baked, and of course there are more worthy things to worry about, but does anyone else like to just sit back and watch the AI pilot take over while doing something else?

Sometimes the plane lands at its intended destination, sometimes it flies into a mountain, sometimes it lands into a house near the runway..  I'm trying to see if setting a STAR helps matters so the plane can at least come in for a landing.  Does anyone have any tips as to what's worked for them?  Do some aircraft behave better than others when under AI control?

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I would love to have something like this, as I also like to sit back and relax and use the different cameras like drone external, etc to see a replay or my plane in action as well. Sometimes I just want to simulate being a co-pilot or passenger and just take in the sights and sounds of a flight.

I haven't experienced or played much with the AI assists yet. But only use it to take me to certain POIs. I would love for the AI to handle full complex IFR flights and have it follow me entire flight plan complete with starting up the plane, to engine start, to taxiing to the runway for takeoff and follow SID, STAR and approaches all the way down and taxi to gate and shutdown. If they can get the AI to fully simulate a real flight, that would be amazing!

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Before SU5 or SU6, the AI pilot functioned reasonably well. I could create a flightplan and when started on the runway the AI pilot took off and completed the entire flight, even made a somewhat decent landing.
The only issue I found was that it was climbing too slow after take off
The main reason I used the AI pilot was to do a test flight when I did not have my controllers connected.

After these SU's the autopilot cannot take off. In fact, I don't know how and if it still works at all after these updates. Instead of the former On/Off function one has to select a POI to fly to instead, but selecting one doesn't make it take off. Even so, I just want it to fly the flightplan from start to finish. It is just sitting pretty on the runway instead.


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2 minutes ago, orchestra_nl said:

Before SU5 or SU6, the AI pilot functioned reasonably well. I could create a flightplan and when started on the runway the AI pilot took off and completed the entire flight, even made a somewhat decent landing.
The only issue I found was that it was climbing too slow after take off
The main reason I used the AI pilot was to do a test flight when I did not have my controllers connected.

After these SU's the autopilot cannot take off. In fact, I don't know how and if it still works at all after these updates. Instead of the former On/Off function one has to select a POI to fly to instead, but selecting one doesn't make it take off. Even so, I just want it to fly the flightplan from start to finish. It is just sitting pretty on the runway instead.

That's weird.  I'm getting the A/C to take off..  Sometimes it gets stuck not asking for pushback though or clearance.  Make sure you test these things with default A/C if you arent already. 

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I wonder when someone will develop and add on that will start MSFS,launch a flight, from takeoff to landing, and you don't even have to be home or around your PC for this to happen. Think of the hours you could rack up. 😉

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I would love to have a Virtual Passenger simulator addon for MSFS!


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49 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

I wonder when someone will develop and add on that will start MSFS,launch a flight, from takeoff to landing, and you don't even have to be home or around your PC for this to happen. Think of the hours you could rack up. 😉

Ah, the perfect tool to boast all the hours that I almost virtually flew a flight simulator🤖
I get what you are getting at, but the AI pilot was actually quite useful for me to test why the sim was CTD'ing all the time.


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I do exactly as you where I select a departure and arrival airport and watch it fly. I also have the same results with mountains and crashing into buildings and even landing on the taxiway or grass. I feel your pain and this is why I have been using "another" flight sim that does all I want and more. I just can't resist coming back to MSFS because everything else for me is much much better than the other sim. I have been following the discussions on ai or live traffic or whatever they want to call it and it's a mess. The only thing that I can help you with is when you select a flightplan you have to select high altitude and so far I haven't crashed into any mountains along the way but landing in mountain areas may not work that way. 

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