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Re: Autopilot not working
Reply #240 - Jul 17th, 2011, 8:53pm
 
INS? Did you mean IRS, or does INS stand for something other than inertial navigation system?  Huh

By the way, this is only happening with the 757. Everything else works fine.
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Reply #241 - Jul 18th, 2011, 10:50pm
 
I reinstalled FSUIPC, and the autopilot still is not functioning.
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Reply #242 - Jul 19th, 2011, 1:34am
 
Uhhh...did you set the IRS (not yoru taxes...hope you did anyways)? Try clicking the Left Right and Center ones in different tries...
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Reply #243 - Jul 19th, 2011, 2:28am
 
Yeah, IRS is set. I've tried all three Autopilot CMD switches to no avail.
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Reply #244 - Jul 20th, 2011, 2:59am
 
Make sure teh autopilot disconnect bar isn't in the disconnect position?
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Reply #245 - Jul 20th, 2011, 4:08am
 
I'm pretty sure it's not, but that has been the problem before...
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Reply #246 - Jul 20th, 2011, 8:46am
 
Did the Captain Sim 757 work on your laptop? Or didn't you have the 757 back then?

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Reply #247 - Jul 20th, 2011, 4:44pm
 
Yeah, the 757 worked on the old system. There was one occasion when the autopilot failed, but I'm pretty sure that was because I forgot to turn on the electric systems after engine start-up.
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Reply #248 - Jul 21st, 2011, 12:49am
 
For whatever reason, it's working now. I don't think I did anything, but it's working, anyway.  Grin
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Reply #249 - Jul 21st, 2011, 7:58am
 
Glad to read this.
Up for a conspiracy theory then? The AP function is bound to your postcount in the CS forums.  Tongue
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Reply #250 - Jul 21st, 2011, 4:32pm
 
Grin At least CS doesn't work like the software industry:

Buy our product, now buy three different bug fixes to our product that costs more than the original product!
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Am I missing something here in regards to the AP?
Reply #251 - Aug 3rd, 2011, 4:02pm
 
So a friend of mine bought the 757 (A little too small for me at times, personally I fly the other 747) and he encountered issues.
Perhaps he should have been posting or submitting a ticket but I am not quite ready to wait a long time just to get a general answer back like: "Try to press the CMD on on the autopilot" etc.

So anyways I got a call where he asked me to come over and see if I could make any sense out of the 757, after all I did know the 747 so I thought: "How hard can it be?"
I dropped over and dived into the FMC which was fairly similar, but snappier (On the other the moment you hit EXEC it blacks out for a second or two) and programmed a test flight the same way I would program the Queen.
Only thing I partly failed at where I googled was the CG part and entered 40 and set the trim to that value (Got me off the ground anyway)

However, the problems with the autopilot starts after take off.
Following my 747 procedure I hit the AP center button and LNAV and VNAV expecting the autopilot to track the programmed FMC course.
However, the autopilot doesn't do that, with Flight director armed and Autothrottle armed, I do lose control over the stick and thrust levers (I can shake the Queen out of it, but not the 757)  but after departure from ENGM the aircraft goes into a steady 5 degree bank to the right and stays like that for... FOREVER or until its tanks are dry, disregarding any input.

Only thing it partially listens to is altitude but that is sometimes correct and sometimes not.
The autopilot will also overspeed the jet by not reducing thrust, and I cannot override it without disabling autothrottle.
Furthermore, I also tried the heading selector knob, I set it to a heading that was different from the aircraft's present bank and right clicked the button (Same procedure as the Queen) but nothing happened...
The autopilot stayed in its 5 degree bank in a very very very wide holding pattern.

So my question is, am I missing something on the 757?
A switch to make it listen to the FMC rather than some other source or have we faced a strange bug?
For reference we have tried reinstalling it a couple of times, to no effect and the issue seems scaringly familiar to what the other guy here on this forum have experienced.
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Re: Am I missing something here in regards to the AP?
Reply #252 - Aug 3rd, 2011, 4:20pm
 
Hello, Sweeper.  Smiley

You may agree that threads called How to ... AUTOPILOT. The only thread or AP issues have a purpose. Especially when people tend to open new threads for problems which already came up and were solved in quite some numbers.
Even if 'your' problem doesn't get solved there, we at least establish a central point to look for reports and possible solutions.
As you will see then, there are already more than a few helpful 'to look for items' named in those threads.
Find them on page 1 of the 757 forum section.  Smiley

Don't get that wrong, new input is welcome of course, but one should check the FAQs first, so to speak.

Besides, I really think that the owner of a thing can post his problem by himself, so every new and fresh forum account with the introduction that one is writing/speaking for another person is an awkward communication method in my humble eyes.
This is not intended to sound rude, apologies if it does.
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Re: Am I missing something here in regards to the AP?
Reply #253 - Aug 3rd, 2011, 6:27pm
 
Well, this is not a support thing like the Autopilot one, and while I have gone through that thread to only find user errors that are not the ones I do (Did them when I started on the 747)

The reason I am posting is that it is starting to get on my nerves and I am unsure if I can blame the aircraft or my lack of knowledge at the moment.
In short, anything here that is different from a general setup on the other contra CaptainSim?
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Re: How to ... AUTOPILOT. The only thread.
Reply #254 - Aug 4th, 2011, 7:47am
 
Hi Sweeper.

I do not recall hearing of anyone having the problem of it going into a 5 degree bank and holding it forever. Generally the problem is that it goes into a bank until it loses lift and falls from the sky or crashes. Turning the AP off and flying it manually is a way of catching it before it crashes.
Try this: Remove FSUIPC from the FSX\Modules folder, then reinstall it. See if that helps.

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