Altitude Hold Leaks
Is it normal for the Altitude Hold function to leak altitude? I lose about 1 foot per second. After losing about 1,000 feet I need to pull up to regain altitude. I’m on autopilot following a flight plan loaded into the 530.
BernieV last edited by
@RedAdirondack the century autopilot in the JF Arrow does not have altitude hold.
KC Pilot last edited by
@BernieV yes, but JF implemented a "pseudo" altitude hold function for the sim
BernieV last edited by BernieV
@KC-Pilot I can see where that would be useful for testing. Wasn't clear to me if the original poster was using that hidden functionality.
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I was indeed using the Alt Hold mode. If it’s a pseudo function I wonder why it wouldn’t hold altitude rock solid.
Sender46 last edited by Sender46
@RedAdirondack Mine does hold the altitude accurately. Try making sure the aircraft is steady in level flight before engaging it.
copper last edited by
I can see where that would be useful for testing.
It is not something for testing but an official feature for this addon to make the life of virtual pilots a bit easier if they like.
My AP HOLD works fine, even if I engage it during climb. It remembers exactly the altitude at the time when I engaged it and returns to it.
@RedAdirondack Check if your controls still give pitch input when centered. Make sure you have a deadzone configured so that in neutral position there is no pitch command which would override the autopilot altitude hold.
@copper Thank you for that!