You guys were very helpful with my first question, so I’m back…
I’ve watched the Robert Sogomonian video on the autopilot(AP), and tried the various modes. They seem to generally do what I expect, but every once in a while I get a “flaky” response.
For example, in the “route following mode”, I expect the AP to go back and forth a bit (a few degrees one way or the other) to get on course. But sometimes the back and forth is a series of a wild swing of 20-30 degrees one way, followed by a wild swing the other way, then back again. This might happen a half dozen times until I finally turn the AP off.
In Robert’s video, he mentions that the LNDG mode combined with the AP route following, will bring the plane into the proper “line up” for a landing, including keeping it on the correct landing profile. Now, I’m not looking for an “auto land” function, but I’ve not been able to get this to work; usually what happens when I’m in LNDG mode and I turn on the route following AP, I get an immediate violent roll and if I leave it in AP, it will crash into the ground.
(By the way, I finally got a second hand Saitek x-45 hotas, which makes things easier than using the keyboard for flight control. Next on the budget is a monitor larger than the 17" monitor that I’m currently using.)
Anyway, regarding the AP, what am I doing wrong here?
Thanks for any help.