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Old 10-19-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default [MISSING TRACK FILE] AP won't disconnect while maneuvering

Not sure if it's a bug or not. the ALT AP won't disconnect even if I perform high G maneuvers. Is that correct?
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:22 AM   #2
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It doesn't seem to be so, to be honest...


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Old 10-24-2019, 09:47 PM   #3
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More precisely, engaging autopilot using a switch on the throttle (I use the PATH/ALT switch on the thrustmaster warthog) will keep the autopilot engaged regardless to G maneuvers.
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:54 AM   #4
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It's a solenoid-held switch which will flip off by spring force is de-energized. However if you continually hold the switch in a position it will remain. What probably should happen is that the AP won't reengage until the switch is recentered and placed back in either on position.

I think right now holding the switch in the on position is immediately re-enabling AP and it's particular because your joystick button is doing this without the user thinking about it.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:17 AM   #5
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Yep. That's what I think is the code problem. No need to "re engage" - remove the joystick input OFF before bringing it back ON. The logic of that not robust enough in the current code.

It make this switched useless
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Old 10-27-2019, 05:30 PM   #6
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Please supply a track file, thanks
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:35 PM   #7
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Track provided, demonstrates while AP pitch held in ALT HOLD position that AP reengages altitude holding behavior after hard maneuvering even after AAR door open/close cycle.
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File Type: trk APHeldDown.trk (66.2 KB, 70 views)
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:53 AM   #8
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The problem is that if the AP would correctly disengage, the hardware switch position would be out of sync with the VC cockpit switch. Not good either.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:31 PM   #9
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The question of if constant button input should result in constant switch pressure or only a temporary one at first activation is separate. Personally I have a script so that engaging the switch is a temporary pulse so the switch falls to center naturally and at worst my joystick button and cockpit switch disagree. Possibly that's how DCS should code the command but as before that's separate. No matter how the switch is held on that's a possible real world input and airplane behavior should be understood in that case.

The real switch can be held in the ALT HOLD position at all times with the human finger. Just because the solenoid de-energizes doesn't mean that the switch will return to off. It's just a spring and it can be held in place manually (which is essentially what the button input is doing).

What happens if a pilot holds the switch in ALT HOLD and cycles the refueling door switch? Does the autopilot resume or does the autopilot not resume until the switch physically travels through the off position and back to ALT HOLD?
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