B757lvr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7607 times:
Ok guys.. I'm new to flight sim and need some guidance here!!
I take off from BDL-ORD --- upon reaching about 3000 feet I set the auto pilot and auto throttle...a/c settles nicely and I continue my flight, land at ORD taxi to gate and shortly after that I try to continue to another dest.
As far as I am aware the a/c is in right config for take off...
flaps set to 10 ( in this instance )
alt set to 7000 / 1800 fpm
speed set to climb 280
as soon as I turn on the auto pilot .. the aircraft goes into an immediate dive.. and I can only level it out manually... I can't seem to figure out what it is I am doing wrong from my first flight.... what am I missing here??
If I reset my flight then I have no problem... just can't seem to take off and land and then later get back in the air..
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7275 times:
Are you flying an ILS approach to your first destination and leaving the APR button on by accident? Just a thought. Personally I don't tend to fly more than one flight in FS at a time. Also check the trim settings although the AP should handle these anyway...
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MarcoB2 From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7212 times:
I had a similar problem once.
I had an ILS approach with autopilot with a B747-400, and then I taxied at the end of the rwy and took off another time. Well, I mistakenly turned off the auto-throttle thinking that I was disactivating the autopilot. So the autopilot was still on, set for the ILS approach. When I applied full thrust and gained the necessary roll speed the plane wasn't responding to my commands and kept gaining speed. Then I ended up crushing and wiped out an entire village
B757lvr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7207 times:
thanks guys...when I start the 2nd leg of the trip.. the auto pilot is off... the auto throttle is off..... my take off is normal except for when I try to activate the auto pilot... then the aircraft just dives uncontrollably... the nav button is off .... I only have the heading and the altitude set ....