View Full Version : autopilot question
05-08-2012, 06:25 PM
when i disengage autopilot my plane either heads straight up or down and i have to pull up or down to level out. what can i do so that when i turn auto pilot off the plane just flies level?
05-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Try trimming to straight and level before engaging Alt Hold. If that doesn't work you'll need to trim it again to relax the pressure on the stick...Don
05-08-2012, 06:47 PM
Top Gun's post sounds pretty much right on! Also are you disengaging Auto Throttle at the same time?
05-08-2012, 07:15 PM
nope i have the most problems on the baron 58. i just turn off the altitude and it just drops normally
05-08-2012, 07:25 PM
your saying level off before i turn on autopilot?
05-08-2012, 07:39 PM
I have the same problem. I usually just turn off the autopilot at cruise level for a moment to tune it up, so that it will be leveled when I turn off the AP when landing. Feels really unprofessional so I would be happy to find a better way! I always thought it was because I fly without a joystick, that is not centered.
05-08-2012, 08:26 PM
well that seams to solved the problem, but ya seams weird to have to do that though
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