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Old 05-10-2019, 05:56 PM   #1
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Guys... I know that this exists.... but how to engage this? I tried this on RPM 80 - 90.... but every time throttle mode switch return to boost.... can somebody give me advice for this situation, please? I don't know what's happening

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Old 05-10-2019, 07:24 PM   #2
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Default Stupid question about autothrottle

I think it’s for landing only. I’m not entirely sure, but the jet has to be in landing configuration. (Gear down, landing flaps down)

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So, unless the gear is down, maybe the sim is detecting a slight throttle movement and is causing it to revert to boost. That’s my final answer.

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Old 05-13-2019, 12:19 PM   #3
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My experience:

Gear down, landing flaps, speed on 150kn down, Nose up on 5 deg and then activate Autothrottle. Works everytime.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:29 PM   #4
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Fairly certain AutoThrottle puts on on speed and keeps you there. That way you just control your descent with pitch and it will "auto" throttle to stay on speed.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:40 PM   #5
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that is correct. autothrottle in the Tomcat is for onspeed landing configurations only and not to be confused with autothrust, as some other jets offer it. In normal cruise configurations it will not work.
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