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  1. Hi Pete,

    After reading a lot of posts about A/THR, TOGA and Throttles, I am completely confused.

    I have FSX, FSUIPC4 updated and legal, PMDG B737 NGX and 2 quadrants of Saitek Throttles.

    My throttles are calibrated with FSUIPC, reverse included, without any problems.

    My problem begins when I use A/THR and TOGA.

    Frequently there is a throttle which is operated by A/THR and the other doesn’t. That starts after pressing TOGA and remains during all the flight, so I have to adjust them manually all the time.

    Have you any possible expanation for that problem?

    Thank you in advance


  2. "... Do you think I'm so daft I don't know there are other bugs?..." Please don't misunderstand me. That is the last thing I could think about you. I admit my ignorance and difficulties using these outstanding softwares, so the only "draft" here is me.. English is not my language and sometimes it's a little difficult to explain my ideas. Sometimes I use examples to emphasise what I intent to say...

    "... How many others are there in your aircraft? And why are you lecturing me like this?" No. Just one. I was not trying to lecture you. I was just trying to say why I call it "heading bug", instead of "autopilot heading bug", but I admit it wasn't necessary. The same language problem, as I said above.

    Please accept my apologies. I'll try to avoid it in further posts.

    Once again, thank you very much for your help.

    Best regards

  3. "... the autopilot heading bug IS the only bug..." Not exactly. There are also speed bugs, altimeters bugs, engine bugs... as "bug" refers to any mark you can set as necessary, to provide information (500'... 100'.... minimums, or V1... Vr... V2). You can find all of them in Flight 1 ATR72.

    The heading bug is not only related with AP, that's why I call it just "heading bug". If you are flying manually with FD or raw data, the heading bug is there to be used.

    Anyway, that is not important. At the moment, all we know what I was talking about.

    "Normally you'd do that with the Heading bug inc and Heading bug dec controls..." Yes I can and I do, but that button is very useful, when you just need to center the heading bug quickly.

    I used to fly some real life aircrafts which had that button and believe me, that is pretty good.

    Thank you for your instructions Pete. I'll try to do that, but at the moment I am completly lost and have no idea how to do it. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it's true :oops: . But I'll find out ;-) .

    I didn't know how to calibrate my joystick axes or making mouse macros, both with FSUIPC and now I can, I learned to use LINDA to set my joystick buttons. Concerning "Lua plug-ins", at this moment it sounds like chinese to me... but I am improving. Slowly, but improving.

    Thank you so much for your support.

  4. Thank you Pete and Andydigital.

    Probably I haven't been clear enough.

    No, I'm not talking about gyro drift, neither Autopilot HDG bug align. Just HDG bug itself.

    If I am flying LNAV, NAV, or GPS... and the navigation system ajusts heading to correct drift or turn the aircraft to the next route segment, of course the HDG bug remains as it was previously. I just want a button to press, in order to center the HDG bug without changing to HDG mode, and that just move the HDG bug. I think we could call it HDG SYNC...

    You can find it in Aeroworks B200 (FS9), Feelthere E-Jerts (FS9/X) and In several real life navigation systems as Proline 21 and some others...

    And yes I use LINDA.

    Best regards :???:

  5. I assume you mean a "current heading hold"?

    Which aircraft do you want this for. It isn't a feature on Boeings as far as I know. You always set the heading bug before pressing the heading button. If it isn't actually implemented in the aircraft of your choice you've need to have a little Lua program which read the heading offset, converted it from FS units to an integer, and wrote it to the AP heading bug offset, then enabled the heading hold.

    In some aircraft merely enaging the A/P holds wings level, so that acts as a sort of current heading hold, though it wouldn't correct it if it got blown about. The "CWS" ("control wheel steering") facility on some aircraft (Boeing airliners included) would also do it because that holds heading and altitude manually set using the control column. There are controls for the wing leveller, so you could try that.

    There are actually two distinct heading hold controls in FS -- "AP Hdg Hold ..." and "AP panel heading ...". Now I seem to remember that these used to perform the two different functions -- the former merely held the current heading and the latter held the bug heading. I don't know how many versions of FS ago this was, but I see in FSX they do the same thing. I don't know about FS9.



    Hi Pete,

    This is my first post in this forum. First of all congratulations for you outstanding FSUIPC, which I purchased a few days ago.

    I would like to have a button to press and get the current heading on top of the HSI/EHSI/Directional Gyro...and nothing else.

    If I press CTRL+H, I get it, but at the same time, I get somthiing I don't want, which is mode HDG activated in the FD.

    Some aircrafts as Feelthere E-Jets have the function I need, pressing the mouse wheell over the HDG selector.

    Is it possible to do a macro, in order to have it in any aircraft?

    Best regards

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