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Is there a bug with the auto-throttle on A321 default?

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It doesn't seem to function for me, any advice?I have searched the forum and could not find this topic.

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>It doesn't seem to function for me, any advice?>It works for me. I use it a lot.One thing about it, though, is that when you turn off autopilot (which I do when I am making my final approach) you must ALSO manually turn off the autothrottle. Even if you hit the master autopilot off switch.For some reason, if you don't actually turn off the a/t switch, your autothrottle will stay going.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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>For some reason, if you don't actually turn off the a/t>switch, your autothrottle will stay going.The reason is quite simple: the A/T and A/P are two entirely seperate systems... Granted there is a feedback loop between them so the A/P can interact with the A/T, but they are seperately powered.

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I disabled the TO/GA in the aircraft.cfg file also. That aircraft seems to have a mind if its own. Out of all the airbus ac that one is the biggest pain in the arse to land for some reason. Although I keep going back for more punishment.

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>>For some reason, if you don't actually turn off the a/t>>switch, your autothrottle will stay going.>>The reason is quite simple: the A/T and A/P are two entirely>seperate systems... Granted there is a feedback loop between>them so the A/P can interact with the A/T, but they are>seperately powered.>oic. (Oh, I see.) ;)I learned how the a/t is a separate system the hard way the first time I put the CRJ700 in short final. For some reason, the blasted aircraft would not get below 200 KIAS! hehe.RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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>>It doesn't seem to function for me, any advice?>>>>It works for me. I use it a lot.>>One thing about it, though, is that when you turn off>autopilot (which I do when I am making my final approach) you>must ALSO manually turn off the autothrottle. Even if you hit>the master autopilot off switch.>>For some reason, if you don't actually turn off the a/t>switch, your autothrottle will stay going.I believe on the real A321, the A/T disconnects by itself when you manually idle the throttle to land, at least that what the A320 does according to a friend of mine who flies for United.

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It's true that this aircraft can be a pain sometimes, you have to turn off every single a/p switch for landing otherwise it goes all over the place.

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