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Author set up the Autopilot on the Grumman Goose and the Douglas DC planes


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Joined: 29.11.07

Posted on 07-04-2010 15:18
I am trying to learn the prop planes and some of them are vastly different I am discovering. For starters, I can't for the life of me find the altitude, speed, and GPS headings for both the airplanes I listed. I bring up the main panel (shift+1) and look all over. For one of the planes (forgot which) I found the GPS/NAV switch, and the master autopilot, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out where/how to set the altitude on these things! smiley
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Author RE: set up the Autopilot on the Grumman Goose and the Douglas DC planes


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Joined: 11.04.06

Posted on 07-04-2010 15:19
I usually use shortcuts whenever I can, much better than using the mouse IMHO and they work really well when flying the big jets:

Z: toggle autopilot
Ctrl + Z: toggle altitude hold
Ctrl + H: toggle heading hold
Ctrl + N: toggle nav1 hold
Ctrl + A: toggle approach hold
Ctrl + R: toggle speed hold
Shift + R: arm auto throttle

You can adjust the bugs by pressing the combinations below and then using + and - to adjust the values:
Ctrl + Shift + Z: select altitude bug
Ctrl + Shift + H: select heading bug
Ctrl + Shift + R: select airspeed bug

You'd have to set a shortcut to toggle GPS/NAV manually, I usually put it on Caps Lock. There are more shortcuts for the autopilot, check the FSX controls options!
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