Francoflier wrote:FlyingBrit wrote:Interesting. Have had this happen a couple times on takeoff in the 220 (admittedly new-ish to the type). ATs are armed for takeoff, however the throttles are very touchy and can be fairly easily deactivated.
That's the part I don't quite understand. Does the A/T disconnect because of jerky thrust lever movement or because of accidental pushing of the A/T disconnect switch while operating them?
Lever movement in my case, and I assume most if not all of the cases in question. With autothrottles active, they're very sensitive to being nudged which I found out a couple times rolling down the runway. I have learned to guard them a little more cautiously on takeoff, giving a touch more space between my hand and the lever.