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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:16 am 
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Hi Team, can anyone advise how to adjust the turn rate when using AP please?

When using GPS with a flight plan on sharp waypoint turns, the Commanche is a bit slow in the turn because the rate is shallow. Would like it to get to at least a rate 1 turn.

Michael.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:45 am 
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Add a bit of rudder to coordinate the turn.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:58 am 
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Hi Michael,

The STEC-30 is a rather basic autopilot - it doesn't fly turns in NAV mode - typically - you would switch to HDG mode when approaching your turn point - turn the aircraft with the HDG Bug - then put it back in NAV mode once established on the new leg course - just as you would do in the real world with an STEC-30. The only benefit to NAV mode on this unit - is while enroute it turns enough to provide wind correction angle for a given leg.

There is a relatively inexpensive option that would provide a full steering STEC-30 autopilot that is common use today - GPSS - but that hardware is not modeled.

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Scott


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:57 pm 
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Many thanks for your replies.
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The STEC-30 is a rather basic autopilot - it doesn't fly turns in NAV mode - typically - you would switch to HDG mode when approaching your turn point - turn the aircraft with the HDG Bug - then put it back in NAV mode once established on the new leg course


Strangely I have been doing the above which works quite well: just thought they may have been some adjustment I could do. Never mind it is still a great little aircraft to fly.

Again thank you

Michael


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