DC-10-40 Autothrottle Non-Functional Jul 5, 2019 16:00:59 GMT
Post by chris34 on Jul 5, 2019 16:00:59 GMT
Hello HJG team,
I have been trying to make use of the DC-10-40 simulation you have created, and it works quite well and is a joy to fly! Unfortunately, the autothrottle is not functioning for me.
No matter what I try, it just does not seem to work. I have checked my electrical set up, I have checked the handling notes time and again to make sure I didn't miss something important, I have even checked the autopilot section of the aircraft CFG files for errors and can find none.
Here are my symptoms:
1. On the ground, the TOGA functions do not work, period. The AP status lights indicate EPR/TAKEOFF/TAKEOFF when TOGA is pressed, but the throttles do not move.
2. In the air, again with EPR depressed, I observe no movement of the throttles despite the status lights indicating EPR is engaged.
3. SPD mode (mostly) does not work either, with SPD engaged the throttles simply do not move once again.
In all cases, I am able to manually control the throttle even with one or both of the ATS engaged, in all modes of flight, no matter what is selected on the TRP.
My throttles are calibrated and controlled entirely through FSUIPC, if that has any significance. I have not tried the DC-10-10 or DC-10-30 to see if they work with my setup. I am using the Tape version of the panel (NWA domestic)
EDIT: I just installed the DC-10-30 and panel to see if it worked, and it too displayed the same symptoms, which tells me it is something wrong with my setup. Off investigating I go...
EDIT 2: I have found that the SPD mode actually does function under some circumstances (approach and cruise), but only after I move my Saitek throttle manually will the AT begin moving the throttles.
EDIT 3: I have found that the CLAMP mode also functions when engaged. It seems that TOGA and EPR are the most affected modes here.