I have a problem with Pitch Oscillations during cruise flights. On my climb outs everything looks normal until it reaches level off altitudes. For some reason the aircraft starts oscillating up and down around my altitude but the AP never seems to lock it and trim to hold that. It just keeps going up and down as much as +/- 1000 FPM. I have already reset the AP to defaults with no change. Also my aircraft never seems to maintain turn coordination during turns or even on straight and level flight neither on manual or AP. Any suggestions???
P.S. I took a picture and video but I didn't know how to load it
I'm sorry to poach this topic, but I thought this particular issue bears some resemblance to the problem I am having. I didn't want to start a new post, as it just adds to the issue.
Anyway, I seem to be having issues with the autopilot on my 737 Jetmax system. The main problems being, the original post which was difficulty in capturing set altitudes, and oscillating during the capture. I'm also experiencing the inability to engage the autopilot on the climb out, which is extremely annoying. I have since found that this seems to be linked to where my throttles are positioned. Let me explain!
After lining up and ready for take off, I advance my throttles to around 40% N1 and let them stabilise. I then release my brakes and push TOGA. The power increases and I advance to rotate and lift off. After cleaning up, and after in the climb using my flight directors, I engage LNAV & VNAV but my AP will not engage. I keep trying this during my climb trying to keep the flight directors centred but it will just not engage.
Then by accident, I moved my throttles past the point where I had left them at 40% N1 and I could engage the autopilot.
Now if I disengage the AP, I cannot engage it again, until I pull the throttles right back to idle, at which point I can engage it again.
I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but my whole experience of using this software and the flight deck is terribly disappointing. Like many of us here, I purchased this equipment with the expectation of having a wonderful experience, where all I find is, a constant battle to get the software working with the hardware so I can actually enjoy it!! I don't want to have to tweak this and tweak that, I just want it to work, and I just want to switch it on, plan my flight and actually fly the thing without having these constant issues!!
Please, are there settings for my my Jetmax 737 flight deck, that will just work, where I don't have to troll through this forum looking for answers to problems I have, in hope that somebody else has had the problem and managed to find the fix!!
I know all you guys are very clever and many of you probably enjoy tweaking and tinkering round and give so much to the community in support of our wonderful hobby. But after spending 6 weeks in the desert, I just want to come home, switch on my flightdeck and just enjoy it and have it work as it should.
I have just upgraded to v1.91 but this hasn't helped at all really and the aircraft control and autopilot system is just awful!!
I fly the PMDG 737 in P3Dv4.4 while I'm away all the time, and that just works great, and I wish my flightdeck would operate just as effectively, but unfortunately, it doesn't!!
I am guessing the Sim-A software is the same as is used in the commercial flightdecks and I'm assuming these commercial setups don't have the same control/instability issues, otherwise FS wouldn't be able to sell them, so what could possibly be wrong with the Jetmax flightdeck?
Can we just not have setting that work and are able to control the aircraft as I would expect it to?
I do apologise for sounding this way, but I am so disillusioned and bewildered by spending so much money on a wonderful hobby and not able too enjoy it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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