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Autothrottle Won't Engage In FS9  
User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9425 times:

During the cruise phase of a recent flight, I went to arm the autothrottle to set my speed. However, as soon as I click it or use the assigned keys, it turns on then immediately back off. I thought it may have been the aircraft (though the autothrottle_available and autothrottle_arming_required are both set to 1), so I changed to another aircraft I know had it and tried again, still with no luck.
Am I missing something or doing something wrong?


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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3817 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9414 times:

make sure you select speed hold, And autothrottle.

User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9414 times:

Tried that, but I can't select speed hold without first engaging the autothrottle.


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9386 times:

Did it just start doing this? If it's a 'new' add-on,check the aircraft .cfg , look for 'autothrottle enabled' . It should have a '1' after it. If it's a '0' , it won't engage. Same for the yaw damper.


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User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9379 times:

The cfg file was the first thing I checked, and it did have a 1 after the autothrottle_available entry. And it was an airplane I had just added, but then I swapped to an aircraft I knew had it, and nothing changed.


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User currently offlineTbanger From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 9326 times:

I'd suggest moving that aircraft folder to a temporary folder outside of FS and then try to use the autothrottle on a default aircraft. If it works, then move the aircraft folder back into your aircraft folder in FS.

If it doesn't work then you might have a more serious problem.

Also, which aircraft did you just install???

Let us know how you go.

Cheers


User currently offlineAeroHero128 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9197 times:



Quoting Elcableguy77 (Thread starter):
However, as soon as I click it or use the assigned keys, it turns on then immediately back off.

This sounds a lot (maybe not *exactly*) like an issue with input repetition. Before I throw in my two bits of troubleshooting, two points:

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 3):
Did it just start doing this?



Quoting Tbanger (Reply 5):
...try to use the autothrottle on a default aircraft.

I bring these up because the following will only help if this is a chronic problem on your entire FS9 fleet. If, in fact, this issue is localized to this one craft, or this is a sudden development, feel free to ignore the rest of this. Anyway...
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1) Find your button assignments in Settings, namely your A/T assignment.
2) Note the Repeat value of this assignment, if indeed there is a joystick button assignment available. Given the following, adjust as needed.

High Repeat values make the sim treat a held button input the same as mashing said button at an insane (inhuman) rate. Low values, on the other hand, treat a held button input as a single press. Depending on how long you hold the A/T button to activate it, and the corresponding Repeat value, you may notice the A/T flicker rapidly. Trial-and-error it 'til you find your optimum setting. Ideally, you oughtta similarly look over your other assignments as well.

Similarly, this may all just stem from some erroneous double-clicks???  rotfl 
Hope *something* in here helped. Happy [simulated] landings.



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