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  1. Real pilots usually disengage autopilot and autothrottle during final, touching down manually. A real authothrottle actually moves the thrustlevers so they are in the right position at that moment, and if the plane was on a stable descent in T/D configuration, it will gracefully continue the appoach until touchdown without much interaction except for the flare-out (crosswinds permitting :-)) But PC throttles are not moved by the ATS, and FSX does not read out whichever position the throttles have when the ATS is turned off. Hence the effective (internal) thrust setting is kind of arbitrary at that moment and usually does not correspond to the mechanical lever position even if you try to set it to the suspected "right" position before disengaging the ATS. Especially when the plane feels the throttle is set too low, all kings of envelope protection algorithms kick in, and you really lose control of the plane while it fights your attempts to settle it down anyway. Real flight manuals don't help here of course. How do you handle this? Other than not switching it off?
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