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  1. Hi, I am waiting, like I know others probably are too, for the latest iteration of FSUIPC for Prepar3D v4. The main reason I use it is for control assignments, particularly for controlling the autopilot, setting toga, and reverse thrust per engine. Using FSUIPC I can set a keyboard command and assign that to a button on my yoke, I can also assign individual engine reverse thrust using FSUIPC using 'Throttle x Dec' and 'Throttle x Cut' functions to the reverse button on and release on my throttles. My question was raised as Pete had been pondering whether or not he'd update FSUIPC for P3D v4, and fortunately he decided he would and it should be released soon on simmarket. This got me thinking, is there an alternative to do what I have been doing with FSUIPC that I am simply unaware of? I've done some searching but I could be looking for the wrong thing, I'm really not sure. Does anyone have a view? I have looked in the P3D settings for controls, and you can assign reverse thrust, but it's generic covering all engines. I'm posting this question here in the hope other PMDG users might be able to shed some light or suggest alternative ways of doing this. Regards Craig Read
  2. If you wish to use the autopilot functions of the sim in aircraft that lack autopilots, follow this procedure. Open the folder containing the folders and files for the aircraft you wish to modify. Under SimObjects>Airplanes>Asobo_NNN you will find a text file called "systems". Make a backup of this file before changing. Next, in the AUTOPILOT section of that file, Change "autopilot_available = 0" to "autopilot_available = 1". Save the file. You may now use keyboard shortcuts to activate and use autopilot functions for that aircraft. You may bind your own shortcuts, but here are some default controls to get you started: Autopilot on/off = z (autopilot activates in heading hold mode by default) Nav hold = ctrl + n Localizer hold = ctrl + o Wing leveller = ctrl + v Attitude hold = ctrl + t I have tested these functions in the C152 and they work as expected. Happy Flying!
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