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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #15 - Jun 11th, 2012 at 3:52pm
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I can't get the A/P switch to turn on at all. LNAV, VNAV, and all the buttons can be pressed and light up but the autopilot will not engage no matter what I do.
  
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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #16 - Jun 12th, 2012 at 1:45pm
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bobulisk wrote on Jun 11th, 2012 at 3:52pm:
I can't get the A/P switch to turn on at all. LNAV, VNAV, and all the buttons can be pressed and light up but the autopilot will not engage no matter what I do.


I have the same issue. I tried re installing and still no luck.

EDIT- I got the autopilot to engage after making sure the 6 hydraulic switches on the overhead panel at the back of the cockpit are turned on.
  

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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #17 - Jun 12th, 2012 at 3:39pm
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Altitude selector knob should clear all altitude restrictions on the FMC with every click as long as the altitude on the MCP is higher. I had to manually delete the restrictions for SIDS when cleared to a higher level on VNAV.
  

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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #18 - Jun 14th, 2012 at 12:39am
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I find that banking the aircraft using heading select is very jerky - not smooth at all.
  
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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #19 - Jun 16th, 2012 at 6:38am
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BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON  VERSION 0.3
  
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Altitude Selector (inner) push function
Reply #20 - Jun 17th, 2012 at 11:26am
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Push function of altitude selector not working. Cannot do a step climb this way, and it doesn't clear altitude constraints if any on the CDU as well........
  

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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #21 - Jun 22nd, 2012 at 8:40pm
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BEYOND THIS POINT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON VERSION 0.4
  
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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #22 - Jun 22nd, 2012 at 10:51pm
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First cut and AP is VASTLY improved. The autoland did, in fact, cut the throttles at touchdown. Much smoother turns, etc.

You seem to be ahead of the curve on this version.

Well done.  Smiley

Jack S.

ex heavy pilot  Cry
  
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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #23 - Jun 23rd, 2012 at 12:30am
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Version 0.4
I seem to have a problem with speed window, cannot wind speed up or down in the VC view. No mouse click area on the speed selector or something.
  

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Reply #24 - Jun 23rd, 2012 at 1:01am
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I installed 0.4. Displays are not working. Do you have same problems?
  
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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #25 - Jun 23rd, 2012 at 1:36am
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V0.40

I agree with @Jerry to a certain extent.
Operates OK in the Pilot View
Operates OK in the GlareShield View
No operation from Co Pilot
No operation from Overhead

@ asanal
My displays are OK

In fact there is still a list of equipment alive with the aircraft sitting 'Cold and Dark'

Lighting - Internal and External
DSP
AP
6 Primary Displays
Overhead panel push buttons
  

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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #26 - Jun 23rd, 2012 at 3:56am
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I managed to activate Displays (partially), but I don't have Nav function. Flight plans route , Wind direction/speed and Next waypoints info are missing.
  
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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #27 - Jun 23rd, 2012 at 10:10pm
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After activating Heading Hold or Heading Select, how can it be deactivated without shutting off the autopilot? Sometimes I leave the plane in speed and altitude hold but manually control heading. But I cannot turn of heading alone once it is selected.

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Reply #28 - Jun 26th, 2012 at 8:18pm
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Would someone kindly explain the functions of the VNAV and FL CH buttons? I know I'm being a bit dim but they don't seem to do anything when activated.
  

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Re: AUTOPILOT (MCP part only)
Reply #29 - Jun 27th, 2012 at 12:54am
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marknixon wrote on Jun 26th, 2012 at 8:18pm:
Would someone kindly explain the functions of the VNAV and FL CH buttons? I know I'm being a bit dim but they don't seem to do anything when activated.


Do you have an understanding of the VNAV system already? If not, it's not hard to explain.

Essentially, when you engage the VNAV (Vertical navigation) and the auto-throttle, you are doing what the LNAV (Lateral navigation) is doing, except instead of navigating the plane from way point to way point, it's flying vertically, hence the name vertical navigation, or VNAV. When you put your flight plan into the FMC, and you calculate weights, cost index (which for FSX has no relevance), and put in your cruising altitude, not only does it create the lateral route, but the best vertical route for optimal cost efficiency and comfort.

You can see this on the LEGS page(s), on the right of each waypoint along the route. There is a xxx/xxxxx, where the 3 xxx's before the slash are represented by the speed at which it wants to fly, or has to fly through that way point (speed restrictions are noted on the charts and in the FMC for  some approaches and departures, and for any general speed restrictions under transition altitude). On the right side of the slash, it is the calculated or mandatory altitude required to fly through that way point (again, mandatory altitude restrictions are noted in charts and are given by ATC).

The FL CH (Flight Level Change) is a similar tool, except instead of using the VNAV's calculated altitudes, it is used for climbing to specific altitudes maintaining certain speeds.

Hopefully you and others have a little more understanding of the vertical navigation systems in the 777, and in other aircraft.
  

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