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  1. KMKaine

    SkyMaxx Pro v4.8 Update Released!

    Thanks for your quick response! I tried it again after rebooting X-plane, but it seems it remembers the settings now. It happened when I first started X-plane after install and licensing of Skymaxx , so maybe it only happens the first time after install and when you reactive your license. For now it works ;-)
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    SkyMaxx Pro v4.8 Update Released!

    Hi All, Great product. Update looks really good! Found one small 'bug'. When applying your settings under the 'configure clouds' menu, it resets all the settings in the cumulus, cirrus and overcast menu's to default. Would be nice if this is kept. Because you might sometimes adjust your draw distance but now it resets all the other settings as well which is a shame. Keep up the good work, you guys are still number one ;-) Cheers!
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    Weird autopilot behavior

    Thanks guys for taking the time to explain this stuff! Really interesting and now I understand how it works. Thanks again.
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    Weird autopilot behavior

    H Guys, I did some flights yesterday with good results ;-). One of the things I did is to use the AP_Disconnect suggestion and bind it to a key. To disable the AP and the annoying warning, one has to press this twice. It is then fully disconnected. Another one was activating the AP with the button in the center console. This resulted in the AP becoming green. I did this before with a button on my yoke (Toggle Servos), but this doesn't turn on the AP fully. The plane seems to follow the AP, however the AP text in the EFIS remains white. Perhaps this is only cosmetically... The Toggle Servos can't properly disconnect the AP so it seems, I guess that is why there is an additional dataref AP_Disconnect. As for power on takeoff, I set the CTOT to 100% or a bit above and used that. I then when climbing out disconnect the CTOT and the TRQ drops back to around 50 - 60. In the manual it says to keep it here but TRQ drops very slowly when climbing, is this normal? A couple of observations; The prop-oil temp seems quite high (almost in the yellow) when using the listed prop rpm. Is this normal? I tend to lower the prop rpm for now... Also the trq on climb results in high engine temps... when using 70 - 87 trq. I tend to use the lower and safer values now. And one last question... I got a config warning when taking off, even tho I followed the checklist... Is there something sneaky I missed ;-) Cheers, and great plane and product. Thanks again.
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    Weird autopilot behavior

    Thanks for all your feedback, I'll try it tomorrow and report back. Cheers!
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    Weird autopilot behavior

    It seems that if you ever make the mistake of activating the AP on the ground, it results in an un-silenceble AP alarm. I made the error of clicking the white button on the left of the throttle quadrant (looking for the T/O inhibit), and there it was, unable to quit it again...
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    Weird autopilot behavior

    I do seem to be losing torque indeed. However I did not overstress the enige as far as I know. I took off with the settings in the screen below. All in the green, except prop oil, seems to be against orange, but I have no idea how to lower that. Also the hydraulics seem to loose pressure slowly. when I set it back to OVRD it ups the pressure again... I feel like I'm missing something, but I'm following one of the checklists made by another user on here, which seems to be quite complete...
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    Weird autopilot behavior

    I tried another flight, it happened again... I climb for 16000 feet. Then when level, I set the throttles and condition to 75% and 1330 rpm... Slowly but steadily my airspeed falls back to below 120 knots... Then the AP warning goes off, without it ever shutting up again. Also AP logic seems to be malfunctioning once this situation triggers? Any help greatly appreciated. Cheers!
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    Weird autopilot behavior

    Doing some flights in the SAAB after picking it up this friday. I was climbing out of NZQN this evening, AP engaged. Then suddenly an AP warning sound and red AP text in the EFIS was blinking. No annunciators lighting up, so I have no idea why this is happening, and how to fix it? I think it might be triggered by a stall, but I could not recover from this weird behaviour. After a short while I had some different behaviour as you can see in vid 2. I tried to push the plane down, didn't respond, and then all of a sudden it seemed to snap out of its weird behaviour, or at least a part of it... Can somebody explain to me what I'm doing wrong, or how to recover this behaviour? Thanks in advance and thanks for your time. Log.txt
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