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Bank Limiting Switches

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Hi allDoes anyone know if there is a way to limit the bank angle of the 737's (and larger), when banking using the Autopilot.Currently, the planes seem to bank far to much when you change the heading bug with the AP engaged.All comments are welcome.regardsdaryl

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Hi,I believe, didn't test it, you can set the maximum bank-angle in the aircraft.cfg under the autopilot section:max_bank=25.000000It seems possible to make a "banklimiter gauge"; could be useful.Jan"Procul Negotiis"

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There is another way to do this "dynamically", so that you can select the max bank angle on the autopilot panel, just like it is done on the excellent B767 PiC panel.It requires some development skills, but it is quite easy:When the auotpilot heading is set, don't use the standard FS function to reach this heading. Instead of this, store the value set on the autopilot, and dinamically set the autopilot heading (through the FS API) so that there is a constant difference between the current aircraft heading and the autopilot target heading. You can then easily change the banking angle with the value of this difference:- 25

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Thanks for that hint, Eric, will review that... Anyway, have you checked it at different speeds?

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Yes, and it works fine. I use this system for my FMC linked to the autopilot. It works perfect during the climb, the cruise and the descent phases.I have tested this with a twin-engine jet, so I couldn't test the very low speed (100 kts and below) but I am sure it would work the same way.Eric

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Hi,Only working with xml, but i will give it a try.Is there a standalone C++ Banklimiter gauge?Jan"Procul Negotiis"

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