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What does A/P "Half-Bank" do?

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The B200 and Hawker both have "Half Bank Hold" buttons on the Auto-Pilot. What exactly is this supposed to do, and is it modeled in Fly!2?-DK----Fly! II v230Dell 8200 P4/1.8G, 512MB RAM, Nvidia GF4 Ti4600 v28.83, WinXP Home Edition.CH Pro Pedals and Yoke USB.

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DK,It does what the name says. During AP usage the maximum bank of the aircraft is reduced by a factor of 2, say from 30 to 15 degrees.Best regards,Henri

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So if you don't press it and the A/P needs to make a sharp left turn, the plane will turn to the max bank angle? But if you press Half-Bank Hold, the plane will turn at a less steep angle? Is that what it does?Thanks.-DK----Fly! II v230Dell 8200 P4/1.8G, 512MB RAM, Nvidia GF4 Ti4600 v28.83, WinXP Home Edition.CH Pro Pedals and Yoke USB.

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Exactly, in theory I think it is supposed to not shake the passengers ;-) with too steep turns...cheers

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I'm not sure on this, but it may also mimic the Procedure Turn bank angle for IFR approaches. The regular angle is too steep for Procedure Turns.

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