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Old 05-08-2020, 02:14 PM   #11
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Thanks all! I think the pieces have finally come together for me in understanding the interaction between the AP channels, flight director, trim system, collective brake, and descent mode versus route mode. It seems like you can't really understand one of them without understanding all of them, and despite reading the manual obsessively, I had still introduced some negative learning by unwittingly fighting the systems. (It's also amazing how much misinformation is out there by well-intentioned people who think they understand the systems but actually don't.

I'm sure it will become intuitive with more flight hours. Thanks again for the great supportive community!

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Old 05-08-2020, 03:04 PM   #12
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I'm sure it will become intuitive with more flight hours.
One can always dream... (said with many years of "experience") ;-)
Seriously, good luck!
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:00 PM   #13
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Just to clarify for those lurking....
we're not talking about the rotor brake, but the collective brake. X-31 has likely used the wrong term here, as both controls exist in the Kamov.

The rotor brake is the black round knob below the red fuel shutoff levers, it's purpose is to stop the rotor blades after engine shutdown, and to prevent them turning when the helicopter is parked

the collective brake is a lever mounted to the underside of the collective control. It holds the collective position, uses the default [F] keybind, and is what interfaces with the autopilot system.
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Old 05-08-2020, 07:05 PM   #14
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Just to clarify for those lurking....
we're not talking about the rotor brake, but the collective brake. X-31 has likely used the wrong term here, as both controls exist in the Kamov.
Whoops, yes! Collective brake, not rotor brake. I'll edit original post. Thanks for catching that.
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Old 05-11-2020, 07:50 AM   #15
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I have mapped on my stick:
- fight director mode
- alt hold
- auto hover

So during flight I have 3 channels on, when I do some long manuvers I engage FD mode. And when I what exit from hover I disengage auto hover and alt hold with ease.

Don't need mapped all autopilot channels.

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