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I'm not using pedals, and it's hard to control the plane while taking off from the runaway. Is there a way to lock the nosewheel and keep the plane straight? If not, can someone recommend control settings for the Logitech Extreme 3d Pro? What is the elevator trim setting for take-off? At the default value of '0' the plane complains about the trim after take-off. Where can I get a guide or a user manual for the auto-pilot. It doesn't have to be the official user manual. A tutorial or walkthrough would be nice. I googled and a bit surprised to find out that they are selling what appears to be the official manual for the unit.
I am in need of information on a continuing problem with the PMDG 737 autopilot for some time now. First of all, it doesn’t happen on every flight and it doesn’t happen in all takeoffs and approaches. It only happens during my takeoff from (KSFO) San Francisco International to (KSNS) Salinas Airport. I program the FMC no different than I do for any of the other flights from and to other airports. When taking off and reaching over 500 feet the autopilot will NOT engage. It won’t engage until it reaches 7000 feet or above and past three waypoints from the airport. Upon approach to Salinas the autopilot uses only one channel and will NOT engage Command B even while using the Nav 1 and 2 frequencies and the correct entries for the TDZ and length of the airport or elevation. Then when I reach the decision height the autopilot disengages on its own. The FMC setting is NOT configured for it, yet it still disengages. Has anyone experienced this and is there a step that I’m missing, or solution to this problem? The aircraft ends up crashing to the ground not giving me sufficient time to recover thereby ruining the whole experience. Please help!
Hi! I understand that this aircraft doesn't have an "ALT HOLD" function in the traditional sense. Use the rocker switch to control VS and then hit the ALT button to hold the altitude. The question I have, is can the auto pilot fly a glideslope? I see where it SHOWS the glideslope, but can it FLY one? If so, how do I tell it to do so? Here's how it happens for me... I'm established at a proper angle to intercept the ILS with the alt hold enabled and HDG on the AP. All is well. I get close and see the needle goes active, so I hot the APR button. The HDG light goes off and the plane banks to intercept the localizer. FIRST PROBLEM, when I hot the APR button the ALT hold function automatically disables. So I climb back to the appropriate altitude for the approach and hit the ALT button again. So now I have the ALT and APR lights on the AP annunciator panel (along with FD and AP of course). The autopilot flies along this course towards the runway, I see the glideslope indicators start to move down, I watch them go past the mid-line... and SECOND PROBLEM, just keep going! The plane flies RIGHT through the GS intercept and the GS light never turns on. If there is not supposed to be a GS function, then why is there an indicator for it? Also why when I hit the APR button does the ALT HOLD function turn off? If it is possible could someone give a breakdown of how to fly a glideslope with the AP. Thanks PS I noticed the F33A bonanza does the same thing.