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Autopilot is not working at all!
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:58 PM
I am making my first flight with the A36 and flying with the updated version.Ok.. I set AP and yaw damper.. and hit these functions:1. HDG I set an angle in the aspen avionics in magenta "hdg" and it doesn't go to that Heading. Just go always to some angles to the right of the desired one. For example.. I set 85º and the plane goes 129º2. I set Nav mode.. with GPS.. or VLOC mode nav data.. and when pressing it.. it says "arm" and start to make a 360º none stop turn to the right. I have the deviation curse very close.. so I don't know why it says "arm" What I am doing wrong?????
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:26 PM
OK, lets be specific..With the AP engaged (initially in ROL mode), if you engage HDG on the autopilot, it should turn to the heading set in the Aspen PFD.If you then change the heading on the PFD, the autopilot should follow.In NAV mode, it will say ARM until it settles in on the course which may take a while..
Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:10 PM
Hi!! good to hear replies soon!I have tested again the plane twice... this time it followed the HDG mode and the NAV mode.. even the approach mode. So the only difference with the flight I made is that in one of them I used Airhauler and in the other not. But the plane was 100% ok.. so don't know..I was thinking I missed pressing a switch or something in startup.. BUT what I have seen is this:I have Reality XP installed.. so 1 GPS with RXP and other default. If in the RXP I go to waypoint for example, LEIB, in the aspen it says me LEMT (where is the waypoint it choose the default GPS.. so I have to set the waypoint of LEIB in the default to have it in the aspen.How the RXP gps can rule the navigation? Who are the nav frequencies selection from?
Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:54 PM
If you have it set up so that the RXP unit is the COM1/NAV1 radio and the default,below it, is the COM2/NAV2 radio, the RXP unit will drive the autopilot in NAVmode with GPS selected on the RXP unit OBS selector.I do not look at the map in the Aspen, just turn down the map detail for better performance,and use the moving map on the RXP GNS for navigation.Also, depending on the currency of the navigation databases, waypoints occasionally getrenamed, so matching them exactly may be impossible.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:05 PM
I could be wrong but I think the map feature of the gauges is bound to the default GPS data only. So you see airports, navaids and stuff like the default GPS sees them, same goes for the flight plan display. This only works when the plan is 'inside FSX', so again default GPS only.The RXP flight plan does not get drawn, you can only use the GPS course pointer to follow it on the EFD. A small downside, but perfectly ok in my eyes (using the pointer and/or the CDI itself).So far, this isn't a special Carenado issue, but the Orbx Lancair (which displays map details and the flight plan if needed) also shows this dependency. So the RXP can drive the AP on those planes and of course shows all details on its own displays, but you can't get it to interact with the ND/PFD 3rd party (non-RXP) gauges of any kind so far.I may add the Flight1 PC-12 to that list. Map-capable displays and stuff, but you can't connect that to the RXP data, only default GPS data works.I think one could program a gauge injecting the current flight plan into FSX every time it is changed, so that you would get a map flight plan display regardless of the initial gauge altering the plan. Aivlasoft EFB injects it's data 'live' into FSX and it works fine, so it shows up instantly, without loading something from the flight planner.Well, another one would be to enter the data into the RXP unit and then also load a FSX plan with the same route, so you would get the EFD to show that loaded one as it now has some default GPS data.If you don't change it, you should be fine with the display.As Bert says, the names may sometimes differ, but since the flight plan is basically coordinate-based, the sheer route should match. I've never tried that one though.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:12 PM
Thanks.. but not working.1. cannot make the below default gps as com2/Nav2 Don't know how2. the only CDI that works is the XP one (up) but that is no problem because I preffer to use the XP gps.3. as said.. the waypoint that rules teh aspen avionics and autopilot is the default below gps. Nothing introduced in the XP changes the aspen.. Aspen says GPS1 (and the waypoint of the default gps unit)what I want:select in the aspen the GPS1 XP waypoint. not the default. or if I can choose both GPS1 or GPS2 then great.Thanks!
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:44 PM
I don't run the single RXP setup, but I'd say that you have to make sure that your single RXP 430 unit is bound to the Nav1/Com1 radios.Do this with the RXP config tool or check the following line in the RXPGNX.ini.[GNS430]Radios=1That '1' is the important value there, so the line should already be present but may currently have a another number.The lower GPS (Carenado) unit should already be set to Nav2/Com2 I think. At least I wouldn't know how to change that assignment without altering the gauge code.The CDI selector on the RXP unit has to show a green GPS to make it work on the Aspen. So no white VLOC.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:56 PM
No, that just defines how the RXP interacts with the AP.See the config tool for details on all the settings, it explains them in the lower window. That's easier to follow than the text based config work.May you can run that tool on the Carenado and check the settings again.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:57 PM
nothing.. I changed it even radios also tried to 2.. but nothing...Thing is when I press the medium button in the aspen just when the CDI it says Vloc, then selecting GPS1 it shows the waypoint of the default gps (second one)the first time I press the CDI (selecting gps mode), when still there is no waypoint in the GPS of XP (but always there is a waypoint in default).. then appears a yellow Gps1 label in the middle of the aspen rose compass. Select in the XP GPS the new waypoing.. and activate.. but it shows me then, the waypoint of the default gps.This is mad... because I bought the XP Gps.. and cannot control autopilot with it in this plane. If there were a way to "delete" the second unit. I don't want it!!
Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:37 PM
Ok.. I attach an image...as you can see the up gps (xp) is pointing to LEBL and the below one (default) is pointing to LEMT. That LEMT is always loaded. As you can see in the aspen map the magenta line is an old flight plan (maybe is loading one I made long ago.. and I don't know how to not make the gps load that flight plan. Not load any flight plan)BUT if you see the GPS1 green label it says it is pointing to LEMT.. BUT it is pointing 51º/229nm that is the distance to LEBL. So here there is a bug or something.. because it is pointing correctly to LEBL BUT it is labeled LEMT, which is the flight plan of the below one.The below one it says also 229nm to LEMT but is wrong. The distance to LEMT is totally different (something like 126nm).. and track should be 310º or so....I have no problems at all with VORs.But .. how:1. do I delete the loading of that flight plan to the default GPS?2. How do I correct the label so it shows me the correct waypoint I am going?
Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:48 PM
Don't understand anything of those pictures... Still I have the same problem1. delete the default autoloaded flight plan in the default gps that makes crazy the aspen (almost the label maybe)2. correct the bug of the label of where is pointing the course. In my case should be LEBL (because it is at that bearing and distance).. but it says LEMT (the flight plan loaded automatically that I don't know how to delete)by the way.. once I set a direct to the xp gps.. how do I delete it? I mean not introducing any other.. Just clean it. The CLR key does nothing. The clear flight plan.. just clears intermediate waypoints......mmmm would be nice to have someone from Carenado or XP to know if this is a bug or not. Anyway.. thanks for the patience of Bert and Coolp
Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:02 PM
the problem is that I don't load any flight plan... When I start FSX just loads the plane.. and it (the gps default one) just loads a flight plan that should be somewhere that I created time ago.. but don't remember).. And if I go to my documents I don't find a flight plan like that... .. so this is all extrange.. because I don't load any flight plan. It loads by his own.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:02 PM
I just tried loading a flightplan in FSX and that causes the problem.The Carenado unit will pick up that flightplan and show the waypoint info from there,but at the same time show the desired track for the RXP unit, so that is a mess ifthe RXP flightplan does not match the FSX flightplan..Regarding cancelling a Direct To:Push the Direct To button, the Menu button, and select Cancel.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:20 PM
Finally I was able to delete that damm flight plan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! after 2 hours trying to!!! It is not that way.... Ending the flight still the flight plan is there. The problem is that the plane is loaded from a saved position and because it is an startup fsx condition I cannot revert to a "first loaded carenado plane" so the "virus" of the flight plan is loaded.I was able loading an cold and dark situation from PMDG one. Then loading the Carenado.. but that made it not be able to start engines in middle tank fuel selector (only right or left). I had to start it with control+e and shut it down to save that situation.. and now I can start the plane and not have a flight planINCREDIBLE HOW BAD IS DONE THAT PART OF FSX!!!!But I have another question:* If the plane is out of battery.. or in this case that it told me "Low Bus volt" and with fuel rich tried to start.. but the engine couldn't?.. how do I solve that situation?1. If I am out of battery? Loading again the plane in fsx load aircraft?2. if I can just start the engine from one tank (extrange) but not main center selector? I start it from left or right.. and starts.. but when returning to middle tank.. it stops. No pump fuel works.. no charging the battery some time (well I tried 5minutes with engine almost full).it seems that the second condition happened when loaded the PMDG one.. so it made something in the electrical system of the plane. Only was able to fix it with the control+e But that is not so realistic. I want to know the realistic way.Thanks
Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:42 AM
When I choosed the FSX C172 it still had the flight plan inside with it. The only solution was to load a previous saved flight. and the only I had was another cessna (that had the flight plan in it) and the pmdg one from tutorial. That solved the problem of deleting the flight plan. Other way I could not do it. Even loading the simplest fsx aircraft.
Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:46 AM
OK, maybe we are just using different words for the same thing, but you should not be loading a flight at all.Just start a new flight by selecting the airplane, the location, the time etc...You can then save that flight and even make it your default startup flight.