Rather hit and miss.
First thing to suspect is the panel because it suggests the autopilot gauge it uses may not be working properly. If it works in other aircraft but not the C550 then it may be the interaction between the panel and the aircraft.cfg file. In my copy both the autopilot and autothrottle are flagged as available.
Check the MCP options in the GF Module. You should have two radio buttons which enable/disable autothrottle with AP activation. I don't actually use this myself as there are times when I want to keep AT active when flying manually and so I have one of the T8 switches set for AT engage/disengage. This works perfectly well. The command you want is called AP_AUTOTHROTTLE.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Lucas Sent: 14 October 2005 16:09 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Autopilot APPR HOLD problem
For one sector of my FPI session on Wed evening I flew the Cessna Citation by VENEAVIONES in JHB livery, with panel by Brian Williams. Unfortunately, I discovered that APPR HOLD didn't work (at EGTE). Can someone with more expertise than me in this area tell me if this is a problem somewhere in one of the config files (aircraft.cfg or panel.cfg?) that can be easily fixed?
Still coming to terms with the new GoFlight autopilot module, in particular the apparent lack of an autothrottle arm switch. Only an IAS/Mach Hold and although I have configured one of my P8 buttons as A/Thr Arm it doesn't seem to activate and I have to resort to Ctr+R - which rather defeats the purpose of this all-singing, all-dancing autopilot module (I can even get BBC2 on it .... <g>)