I just got a new computer, so I upgraded my X-plane to version 864, and have some issues and questions.
Firstly, I hate the new autopilot. I don't like that you have to put it on AUTO yourself, because when you do, it automatically activates WLV, ALT, and NAV, something I rarely want it to activate right away. Then I try to turn them off and the ALT hold won't go away unless I disconnect all AP, in which case the dial goes back to OFF. Also, when on approach, is there a way to just get the aircraft to fly a V/S (e.g. -800 fpm) in another way than entering 0000 as the altitude and the hitting the V/S button, like there was in the older autopilot?
Secondly, on take-off, the aircraft always veers quite significantly to the right, almost going off the runway unless I steer ALL the way left. Is there a way to center the nose gear? I've tried re-centering the joystick but this doesn't do anything.
Thirdly, I was curios how accurate the runway at Courchevel would be and, even with "Allow Sloped Runways" as an option, the airport was completely flat. Is this a design flaw or something that simply can't be done accurately?