Elcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5 Posted (4 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5701 times:
I took my Wilco CRJ-900 out for a spin yesterday, and I think they did a decent job with it.
However, when I got up to my cruise altitude, the nose started porpoising, like the autopilot had trouble holding the altitude. No matter what I tried, I couldn't get it to behave itself. And I came up to my FL at a slow rate (100 fpm), yet, it still couldn't hold it. Is there someone that knows either what I was doing wrong or of a cfg fix?
Speaking of the autopilot, when I set my altitude and speed bugs after I got my clearance, they reset whenever I engage alitude and speed mode to the current values, i.e. if I'm at 1100' and 200kts, when I engage them, that's what values they reset to. I know good and well this is not how the actual CRJ autopilot works (due to sitting in the jumpseat on a few repo and ferry flights). Is there a way to have the autopilot use my preset values instead of resetting? Seems to me like it would be a cfg fix, but I'm not quite sure where to look.
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YEGspotter From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 188 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5632 times:
The porpoising is a glitch that appeared after the release of one of the service packs (SP2, if I remember correctly). I too experienced the same, annoying problem and queried a few of the FS forums to see if there was a solution - unfortunately, the only solution was to uninstall the service pack. My porpoising problem only happened when I used time acceleration though, so if you like to fly in real-time mode, you shouldn't have a problem......