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    As a new Saab 340A user I have to admit I struggled with the Autopilot until I figured out a few things. Most importantly, engaging the Autopilot on the console requires more than just a click, it requires a click and hold for a second or two before it truly engages. The AP indicator in EFIS should be green! (More on that experience below). Until I figured that out, my flights in the Saab were very sketchy, admittedly my own fault. I even watched a few well known twitch streamers making the same mistake. I was unable to successfully make use a mapped button to "Toggle Servos". The results were just strange. EFIS AP indicator would turn White (not green as expected) but the aircraft sorta acted like it was engaged but not really either. Once I learned to hold the AP Engage for a few seconds, EFIS AP turns green, then the Autopilot reacts as expected. All subsequent flights have been excellent since. With the Autopilot located on the center console, I found I would have to move my view down to the console taking my eyes off the horizon, to manipulate the AP. after a few terrible flights, I made the following changes to my setup. It really helped to ease my interaction with the Autopilot. Making it easier and minimizes looking down too much. Map a button on my yoke to adjust HEADING select. Super easy to get vectors now. Map a V/S Button, to adjust vertical speed commands without having to look down (to me honest I don't like the V/S Manipulator in this airplane) Use the Radio popups to help change frequencies. Story of my awful flight....(stop reading here). Keep in mind this was before the above mentioned changes and lessons learned. I filed a Vatsim flight plan from CYVR to CYYJ, a short 40NM flight. The flight plan is simple. Depart runway 26L on runway heading, then climbing left turn to an ADF (Active Pass), climb to 4000 feet, and then follow a few simple GPS way points programmed into the Garmin 430 flight plan. Set up for ILS 27 into CYYJ. The weather is poor, ceiling of 800 feet, rain and overcast. Vatsim CYVR_CNTR was online, and gave me clearance to take off. As soon I lift off I realized the aircraft was out of trim, it took me a while to tame it. ATC requested me to contact departure. I changed the view to look at the center console to change frequency and engage Autopilot, I clicked to engage AP, it springs back to the off position....the thought wtf...I tried it a few more times without success. At this moment it has been 6-8 seconds without looking out the front window. I looked up again and the Saab is banking 60-70 degrees, the V/S is pinned. I fight to get it back under control. I again change view to back down to the console to engage Autopilot. I'm now in full IFR-IMC conditions and starting to stress. For whatever reason I just focused in on the Autopilot troubles instead of just flying the aircraft by hand. In any case the Autopilot still did not engage....looking back up, gauges are spinning and the aircraft is pitching wildly. ATC contacts me again, instructing me contact departure and asks if I'm OK. Clearly I was not... after a few frantic minutes of fighting it and embarrassing myself online (I briefly considered logging off to end the humiliation), Ido manage to get the autopilot engaged and under control, or so I thought. I apologies to ATC, he was super cool about it all too. Having a moment of clarity I sip some coffee, and take note of the Autopilot switch still in the off position, and the "white" AP symbol on the EFIS. Deep down this feels wrong but I chose to ignore it, I thought to myself that this must be a bug because the Autopilot seemed to be working. I cross the ADF fix (AP) in my flight plan and continued on to the next way point. ATC asks me to descend to 3000 and clears me to continue the STAR. I crossed the next way point expecting a left turn to enter the downwind, but the aircraft turns right. This catches me off guard (still not sure way that happened), ATC was in my ear pretty quickly and asking why I turned the wrong way. I'm human and simply explain to ATC that the aircraft is to blame and it’s not my fault. ATC laughs it off and offers me vectors, I accept. At this point I am at 3000, in full IMC, not trusting the Autopilot, and frankly not feeling very good about the whole situation. ATC gives me the final vector to join the ILS, I suspect that the Autopilot would not capture the localizer, it didn't. I was forced to fly the ILS approach by hand. Yikes I haven't done that in a good long while. Breaking though the overcast clouds to see the lights of runway 27 in front of me was a great relief. I continued the approach, apologized to ATC and vatsim in general. Thanked the Creator and landed. Best and worst flight ever. Some lessons learned.
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    Hi, first off can I say this is my favourite plane at the moment in XP11. Just love short hops in her. I have had a couple of things which I am unable to 100% replicate like Engine will not start, always seems to be one as the other side starts, which appears to be no fuel flow. Nothing changes in hardware or panel settings but just will not start until I restart XP11. My autopilot seems to trim my elevators full up and I dont even have it engaged. only happened a couple of times. I see if I can understand these small problems more. Also I was unable to perform single engine taxis after one engine landing or just turning one off as I enter the gate. I made some plane maker adjustments and I now have this and very happy My question here is the status lights, if that's what they are called. As you can see the lights are visible at night but during the day they are not. Is there some filter over them that kills the colour? Many Thanks for a lovely add on for Xplane
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    It´s so easy Thanks for your help, it´s working!
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    yes, this is a small known issue, folder is not created automatically during install. Just create manually a sub-folder named 'coroutes' under the IXEG737 root folder and you are good to go
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    please advise. Gust lock off, ruder operational, but the steering wheel is fixed and does not respond to turn inputs. I then select (any) other aircraft and the problem is inherited by that aircraft as well. Not an xplane problem because other aircraft steer ok until I select Saab 340 1.5. Afterwards no aircraft (selected after Saab 340) will have ground steering until sim is restarted.
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    Hi. I have mapped some Saab 340 commands and datarefs in the xsaitekpanels plugin. Not everything works, but this is something we can start with. Limitations: - Only for Saitek multi and radio panels; - Radio: you can tune radios (COM and NAV). Numbers are changing in the plane but are not changing on the Saitek panels themselves, though; - Altimeter tuning is not working; - ADF tuning is not working; - Switching between Active and Stby on the Upper NAV1 is not working (have no idea why the heck it is not). It is working on the Lower NAV1 though. - AP button is not working. Copy the xsaitekpanels.ini file to the folder of the plane (e.g., D:\X-Plane 10\Aircraft\X-Aviation\Saab 340A\Passenger Variant\). One note: CLIMB button is mapped to the REV button on the multi panel. Cheers. xsaitekpanels.zip
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    Can someone take care of this plane of Canadian North? https://www.planespotters.net/photo/772815/c-gcno-canadian-north-boeing-737-36n Thanks in advance.