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  1. With the release of the TBM 850 version 2 update, some problems were created for the integration of Bert Pieke's GTN 750 mod. The biggest problem is not being able to use the autopilot panel in the VC, which means you lose the ability to set heading, altitude, etc..... As I absolutely love the GTN 750 mod, and didn't want to fly the TBM 850 without it, I created an update to fix the compatibility issue. I contacted Mr. Pieke, and he gave me his permission to distribute the fix/update to anyone who wants to use his GTN750 mod with the new Version 2 TBM850. NOTE: This is only an update for the GTN750 mod. If you don't have the original GTN750 mod for the TBM850, you need to contact Bert Pieke through PM to get it. The update enables you to use the autopilot panel in the VC again (as much as Carenado's autopilot works, anyways), and also adds compatibility with the updated shift+# pop-up windows. If you would like the update, please send me a PM with your email, and I will send you the update as soon as I can.
  2. I've created a flight plan from VHHH to ZGGG, and I've setup the fmc using the data as shown in the screenshot. However, why in the LEGS page, the speed isn't activated and in the PROG page, the econ page is set to 215? I didn't enter this number. FMC settings As you see in the LEGS, waypoint PORPA will be using 215/6000 instead of 250/6000
  3. I've been flying RealAir's Duke Turbine as of late. However, I find it incredibly difficult to maintain a steady altitude when the is autopilot OFF. Sometimes, I get lucky, and I am able to tweak the elevator trim to where I can fly with a mostly steady altitude. For this reason, are higher-powered GA aircraft such as the Duke normally flown with the autopilot ON?
  4. BigDawg

    Auto Pilot over TCP/IP

    Ok so I have a rather complex flightsim setup. I'm using Steam streaming to run P3D/X-Plane. It works quite well given the speed of the internet connection. I've set it up to run outside of my LAN, so pretty much anywhere with decent WiFi. I'm doing this via ZeroTier (software defined networking) which uses a VPN to trick all the connected devices to think their all on the same network regardless of physical location. I've got several EFB software packages and Google Earth running on networked machines all being fed live positional data via GpsGate which works great. FSUIPC is the keystone piece to make this GPS work smoothly. The problem I'm having is getting my Android application FSRadioPanel to connect to the host using this setup. I tried port forwarding 9696, and no luck. I use this app for autopilot and changing NAV/COMMS. Is there a similar program available that I can test to see if it works in this environment? I'm going for a UAV cockpit design and functionality for this setup. Thanks for your input.
  5. Rainless

    Pmdg Ngx Sp1c LNAV Problem

    Hi Everyone, First,Im sory for my bad english.. I'm using Sp1c Pmdg NGX and I have a problem with LNAV. After takeoff, I am activating VNAV,LNAV and A/P.Airplane is following LNAV path normal and smoothly.But after 5-10 minutes later,LNAV is deactivating and airplane leaving from the LNAV path.After this, I am trying to use heading for correction, but airplane is not responding to my commands :S Can someone help me about this situation? For information : Im using FSX default weather engine (updating every 15 min) its maybe about weather update ?? Best Regars.
  6. Good day! I recently bought the NGX 737 and I love it! I have 2 questions regarding it. 1 - Auto Pilot. I Came from using the stock 737 in FSX so I dont know what the LNAV AND VNAV do...I see everyone uses it in ILS landings but Im using to using VLOC and APP. Somotimes I click LNAV AND VNAV and i dont get a green light saying its been activated...so, how do I use auto pilot for ILS landings (NOT AUTO LAND) in the NGX 737? On a side note...where is the NAV/GPS switch so i can pick which one to use? 2 - FMC.....All i know is to set fuel, ground connections and a few other things like putting in the air port but i dont know the waypoint part since I never have any....I need to know how to use the FMC so it can tell me when to put my flaps and speed and all that.... Please send a link of a video or anything useful that teaches this. Its almost impossible to have a real flight without it. PLEASE give me a good starter flight plan for this so I can learn and last thing, SIDS, I dont even know where to find mine or what it is. Thank you In advance Mirakledba
  7. tfspilot

    Master AUTOPILOT not engaging

    Hi, I've owned PMDG 747 and the other titles for years. All the other aircraft run without any problems (737, MD-11) I also have LevelD 767-300 / 777 and Feelthere A320 so I am extremely experienced simmer. However now and then the PMDG 747-400 sometimes does not allow the master Autopilot to engage. Via the CMD switch on the MCP Panel. It doesn't always not work I'd say about 1 in 10 flights I'll take off all FMC is setup and I'll engage the A/P, the light comes on and all is well, I then engage VNAV / LNAV etc etc. As I said all is well. But sometimes the Master A/P refuses to swich on and illuminate, even by pressing the "Z" key it ignores my request. However the VNAV button will switch on and LNAV but the aircraft will not fly automatically. The Flight director follows the VNAV / LNAV mode but I have to fly manually, which ain't gonna work on a 8 hour flight !! So I have to abort the flight and return to my departure airport. I thought it may be something I was doing wrong, but it doesn't happen on any other aircraft (even the PMDG 737) and I have performed checklists etc to make sure I haven't missed anything, as I said it doesn't always happen. I've also tried loading the default Cesna 172 before loading the 747. But this doens't prevent it. Anyone have any ideas? Getting the same problem?? I can't find a thread which describes this issue... Help appreciated ! Thanks Tom.
  8. BlazzerOne

    777 autopilot/control problem

    Hello, I've just bought the 777 base back at aerosoft.com. I have a big complicatet problem, i try to tell what happens. When i start a flight with the 777 (with fmc etc.) all is great. Then i take off and and fly a bit manual later on i put on the autopilot and i engage LNav and VNav. The plane is following the route and climbs. But at one point the problems are starting: First I get a CabinAlt waring with 999999 ft. 30 seconds later i get something like a autopilot disagree so the ap, Lnav, Vnav is engaged but the plane slowly starts getting off the route, accelerating and do what it want's. At this point I switched AP modes to heading select, speed and alt hold. Still no reaction from the plane. Now i disangaged the AP and the aircraft starts spinning in the air like it has a million tons of cargo in its back. There is no control at all it just spinns around. Need help! I spended 80€ and now i can't do a simple flight
  9. Georg3841

    PC-12 Autopilot problems

    Some days ago, I used the AP for hight only. I thought this would enable me to fly the headings and turns by hand but that proved to be impossible. The plane wanted to go straight ahaid and not much else. So my question: is this normal or not? Thanks for answering.
  10. Let me start off by saying hi ! Okay. I'm not quite sure how to explain this, so bear with me. On rare occasions, such as today, I will takeoff from any planned airport, and while ascending or at cruising altitude on a valid flightplan (as far as I know), the plane (ranges from different types, this time a 737-700) will trim full left, then full right. It will then try to correct itself by trimming full left again, then full right to fix that mistake. It almost seems as if two lines of code are contradicting with each other. When says go left... the other says to go right, ultimately flying me in a straight zig-zag... wasting a ton of fuel. Now I don't mean the aircraft will bank 30 degrees, but more like 10 degrees or less each time. Yet it keeps happening. When left trimmed, it will be maybe 6-7 seconds when it is full right trim, then back to left all over again. I tried fixing this by switching off Nav Hold, then using heading. Then I went back to nav hold. All the while, the plane is set to follow GPS not NAV. Then I disengaged both Nav Hold and Heading, and corrected it manually until I was steady and on course. I re-engaged Nav Hold, then the plane continued to trim right/left!!! Of course, frustrated, I disengaged master-autopilot, corrected everything, re-engaged master-autopilot and everything else... same thing. Any ideas on the situation? If so, how can I fix it? Thanks in advance. Joe.
  11. P3D crashes when these Saitek panels are installed and powered. Does not crash with panels off
  12. Hello all. I have been eyeing the Saitek Multi Panel recently to help finish up my sim pit. I have advanced aircraft such as A2A 172, Aerosoft Twin Otter, Flight1 King Air, RealAir Duke V2, Majestic Dash 8 and will get some PMDG products in the future. My question is, how well does the autopilot features of this panel work with these type of aircraft? I realize PMDG and other larger aircraft will have differences seeing as how the panel autopilot is designed around a very simple general aviation aircraft. If I were to be flying the King Air or Dash could I set an altitude, vertical speed and heading and it would all work correctly? Is this just a waste of money if flying these type of aircraft? I feel that it would work just fine with the A2A 172, but I'm not positive. I read somewhere that someone had to use LINDA to get it to work with more complex aircraft and I think that is beyond my comfort zone with FSX. Any help or hearing of any experiences would be a huge help. Thank you.
  13. Good day! I recently bought the NGX 737 and I love it! I have 2 questions regarding it. 1 - Auto Pilot. I Came from using the stock 737 in FSX so I dont know what the LNAV AND VNAV do...I see everyone uses it in ILS landings but Im using to using VLOC and APP. Somotimes I click LNAV AND VNAV and i dont get a green light saying its been activated...so, how do I use auto pilot for ILS landings (NOT AUTO LAND) in the NGX 737? On a side note...where is the NAV/GPS switch so i can pick which one to use? 2 - FMC.....All i know is to set fuel, ground connections and a few other things like putting in the air port but i dont know the waypoint part since I never have any....I need to know how to use the FMC so it can tell me when to put my flaps and speed and all that.... Please send a link of a video or anything useful that teaches this. Its almost impossible to have a real flight without it. PLEASE give me a good starter flight plan for this so I can learn and last thing, SIDS, I dont even know where to find mine or what it is. Thank you In advance Mirakledba
  14. Vortac12

    Autopilot issues

    The issues with the autopilot have been discussed under the known Bugs topic. One of the issues the FD button missing from the KFC225 Autopilot. On of the posts stats that this AP in real life did not come equipped with a FD. I thought this odd so I went to BendixKing and downloaded the manual. It does come equipped with a FD. I started a support ticket because when I first purchased this product the FD did not work. After several days I have heard nothing on the support ticket. For those new comers who want a FD the solution is simple. Scroll through the .CFG until you find the equipment list or search Flight Director. You will find flightdirector=0. Just change it to 1. This will enable it. The button in the VC is missing but will illuminate when any button is pressed. It is even clickable, just can not see it. Your cursor will turn to a hand over it.
  15. So I recently purchased both the Airbus Evolution 1 and 2 products (FS2004, Win7 x64) after having used the PSS Airbuses for many years. I figured I'd give something else a try. Am I doing something wrong or is the autopilot broken? I have a flightplan programmed, have set weights and V-speeds, etc. I click on the buttons for managed modes for lateral and vertical navigation, advance to the FLEX detent, and off we go. At 1500 feet, I go to the CL detent and start bringing in the flaps and click on the AP and AT buttons which have extinguished themselves. I get the NAV and CLIMB annunciators with boxes around them, after which the boxes disappear. At no point in all of this does the autopilot actually capture either vertical or lateral navigation modes. When I revert to OP CLB and HDG, it also refuses to capture them as well. Any thoughts?
  16. Hey all, After flying the two tutorials, I decided it might be a good idea to read up on the autopilot. Are the electrical release buttons modeled in the VC? I just didn't know where to search them based on the description in the POH. What really puzzled me was section 7.13.3 After Starting A-12 Autopilot, in particular Steps 6 and 8: It says to press the electrical release button in step 6, and it should switch off the pilot and altitude control switches automatically Step 7 just checks freedom of movement and Step 8 says the approach-ready light should be on. The first thing that's puzzling is that in chapter 7.9 it says "The approach-ready light indicates [...] that the Gyropilot has been turned on electrically." So shouldn't pressing the electrical release buttons turn off the blue approach-ready light? It just doesn't make sense to me that it should stay on, based on the rest of what I've read. But I guess I'm missing or misreading something. That made me curious so I started experimenting with the autopilot disconnect key mentioned in the introduction manual. I have still the default z key as autopilot disconnect + additionally assigned a joystick button (through the sim menu). Interestingly they don't behave the same: Z Keyboard key: Turns off servo engage handle (and altitude) but keeps on the pilot switch. (Electric release light is OFF after this and approach light ON). This is consistent with the introduction manual. Joystick button: Electric release light is ON, approach light is also ON but none of the switches moved. (However the electrical release switches should automatically move the pilot and altitude switch to off). I assume this is just something like it can't read two assignments from the simulator or so(?) Finally, a small unrelated questions: There's the throttle interlock that's connected to the gust lock. In the intro manual it states, that It can be moved left and right. I just can't find where to click to move it? Best, David Miller (Using fsx boxed acceleration, Win 10 64-Bit.)
  17. Name: Quick Tips: Autopilot Modes Category: FS Instructional Videos Date Added: 07 October 2014 - 02:32 PM Submitter: scandinavian13 Short Description: None Provided An overview of the mode control panel (MCP), flight mode annunciator (FMA), and what the various modes accomplish. (Okay, so it's not exactly "quick" as far as tips go, but I figured it was part of the Quick Tips mini-series I worked on, so there ya have it.) View Video
  18. Just trying to pass on what I have learned. I'm still a rank beginner!
  19. Hi - I have Saitek yoke, throttle, trim, rudder, 2 radio panels, switch panel and multi-panel. I fly Cessna 172 default aircraft in FSX. I have basic FSUIPC installed. PC o/s XP When I engage the Autopilot using the multi-panel button, the A/P features all function. However, when I switch off, using the multi-panel A/P button, the A/P doesn't switch off and I have to also use the mouse to switch off A/P on the on-screen fsx console. This is irritating and of course I would like the multi panel button to do the job on its own. Anyone help please. regards Dennis - (novice simmer)
  20. I am using the latest x737 version and when I set up the autopilot computer to fail based on IAS or time, the autopilot never seems to fail. The plane happily flies on. I am using the x737FMC add on. If i try something like an engine fire, the failure occurs as expected. Any ideas why this is happening? Thanks Alan Taylor
  21. Good day! I recently bought the NGX 737 and I love it! I have 2 questions regarding it. 1 - Auto Pilot. I Came from using the stock 737 in FSX so I dont know what the LNAV AND VNAV do...I see everyone uses it in ILS landings but Im using to using VLOC and APP. Somotimes I click LNAV AND VNAV and i dont get a green light saying its been activated...so, how do I use auto pilot for ILS landings (NOT AUTO LAND) in the NGX 737? On a side note...where is the NAV/GPS switch so i can pick which one to use? 2 - FMC.....All i know is to set fuel, ground connections and a few other things like putting in the air port but i dont know the waypoint part since I never have any....I need to know how to use the FMC so it can tell me when to put my flaps and speed and all that.... Please send a link of a video or anything useful that teaches this. Its almost impossible to have a real flight without it. PLEASE give me a good starter flight plan for this so I can learn and last thing, SIDS, I dont even know where to find mine or what it is. Thank you In advance Mirakledba
  22. Could someone give me the best settings for Active Sky 2016 that will work along with the NGX? I am having horrid autopilot problems trying to fly with real world weather. I am using the registered version of FSUIPC, but I know that it still doesn't have and weather smoothing built in yet. My autopilot will not follow the magenta line and just turn hard right or left, then disconnect. If I don't catch it, it will bank way too much. I got a comment from ATC on PIlotEdge because I was going off course. I appreciate your help. Thank you, Bob
  23. Fadamor

    Tutorial 1 Questions

    A couple of questions I'm having regarding tutorial 1. First, when entering the route our next leg after CLACTON begins at UL620. I could not find UL620 on any of the charts provided at the end of the tutorial (it looks like it's somewhere between the right edge of the CLACTON SID and the left edge of the SCHIPHOL Standard Instrument Arrival Chart). Would UL620 normally be displayed on a different chart - like an enroute chart? I'm one of these people who say "Where the heck did they pull THAT waypoint from?" :-) Second, I seem to be consistantly dropping out of LNAV while descending to SUGOL. From initial setup all the way there, the FMC is alerting me that 250kts is unattainable at SUGOL, even though I'm going in and editing the waypoint to read "250B" as instructed. In order to reach 250 by SUGOL, I've been deploying speedbrakes when I reach TOD and the auto-throttles retard to help slow the downhill portion of the flight before SUGOL. That's the only configuration change I make on this segment of the flight. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
  24. kekstrom

    Engine failure procedures?

    Hi! A few questions about how to handle an engine failure during takeoff (after V1). Yesterday I armed a engine failure after V1, manually climbed 1500ft and engaged autopilot but I noticed that I cannot engage autothrottle. Is that normal? Should the autothrottle not be used under any engine failure conditions? How about the landing weight? Would it be normal policy to land the aircraft in an engine failure (not engine fire) occured after takeoff if you are a bit abowe max weight? Say 5000-6000lbs. Or should you circle around to burn fuel with one engine since the 737 has no fuel dump capability? Thanks! Kaj Ekström
  25. Wondering if anyone can help? I've followed the guidance in this video and I find the plane lands correctly about 70% of the time. The other occasions I end up crashing as the autopilot has brought me down too steep. What can I do to resolve this and what am I doing wrong on those occasions as from what I can gather I'm following the same procedures. Thanks in advance.