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Hey Pete,

 

Is it possible for you to create an "Autopilot disengage" when control forces exceed some amount?  Seems like FSUIPC would be the right place for it.  I guess it would be up to people to know whether the given aircraft should have that feature.

 

Gregg

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Is it possible for you to create an "Autopilot disengage" when control forces exceed some amount?  Seems like FSUIPC would be the right place for it.  I guess it would be up to people to know whether the given aircraft should have that feature.

 

Add-on replacement avionics systems like Project Magenta, SimAvionics and ProSim737 do such things already. You could do it with a plug-in, using some reasonably simple Lua programming. you'd need to work out the logic, then monitor the appropriate offsets and disengage when appropriate. I guess the same would apply to autothrottle too, when, for example, the throttle levers are moved manually.

 

I expect the more sophisticated add-on aircraft will also do these things already (PMDG especially?).

 

Pete

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Yeah, PMDG does...and it's annoying LOL.  But, yes, when you get it tuned it's great!

 

I guess the trick would be to find the range of motion and have a threshold on each that, if exceeded, you disengage it.  I guess I'd have to register for events or set a timer.  

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Yeah, PMDG does...and it's annoying LOL.  But, yes, when you get it tuned it's great!

 

I guess the trick would be to find the range of motion and have a threshold on each that, if exceeded, you disengage it.  I guess I'd have to register for events or set a timer.  

 

Yes, use "event.offset" for the offsets giving you the user-operate control positions (not the A/P controlled values of course) -- look around 3328-3338. Those are the control inputs which are prevented from going through to FS.

 

Pete

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