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Auto pilot problems
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:32 PM
Hi,I have flown 12 flights till now, and I only managed to complete 4 flights without strange events.My English is not very good, but nevertheless I gonna try to explane my problems.Ok, the majority of the problems accur during the approach fase of my flights. I think the errors (I still hope it is my own fault) I encounter are AP related: for example I set the ALT to 2500ft, V/S to minus 1500 and arm the ASEL button. The problem I encountered a few hours back was a typical one: I was descending from FL8000 to FL2500 (the AP was set correctly), but the aircraft continued to descent, I then checked the ASEL button, but it was off; I know for sure I put it on? Then I tried to counter the problem by changing the V/S to plus 1000, gave the instruction 'AP on' and then everything goes crazy: V/S going through the ceiling (9900ft up), flight director is acting weird. The weirdest thing was that I could not set the V/S down manualy it stays at 9900ft, so is the flight director? I uploaded a picture.I would appreciate the help guys.Harmen
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:28 PM
Hi Harmen,Your English is pretty good.Does this only happen when using voice commands? Can you reset the Vertical Speed selection or is it 'stuck'?Again, don't use any cheat sheets... some of them have mistakes in them.Make sure you're using the exact FS2Crew speech command... be sure to print the manual and especially the part with the voice commands.I'm totally guessing, but maybe the speech system heard a command like "set vertical speed up 9000".Hard to say without being at your computer.
Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:12 PM
Hi BryanI did another flight today, and nothing happend, it was perfect - the CO is a great asset:-). So, I do not know what is causing this behaviour: when the V/S is going crazy I can not set it back manually using the pedestal wheel? But I saw something in the manual about V/S runaways: turn voice of and on, maybe it is related to this? Next time I encounter the problem I gonna try that solution.I have not tried it without the voice commands.Btw when the V/S is stuck and I call a different V/S setting, the green bar appears with the correct sentence, so the voice recognition is working fine I believe.Thanks for your help Bryan.P.s. from the 8 unfinished flights there were 5 fatal errors, that has nothing to do with this product; it is a PMDG thing I read.