On 28 Mar 2006, at 04:05, syd & sandy wrote:
Hi Steve , the Citation -II or Bravo ?
Im just about ready to send another Bravo update , with a bunch of FlightDirector / Autopilot fixes. I havent done anything with the Citation II in quite a while , but I should be able to incorporate the Bravo autopilot as soon as I finish a few more things .
If you are talking about the Bravo , the flightdirector controller is on the panel and the autopilot control is on the pedestal , between the seats . I cant remember how far along the CVS Citations are , though... update coming very soon ! Cheers , Syd
P.S. I'll take a look through the Citation II files to see if you can activate it in the meantime.
One thing that confused me (quite apart from not spotting the buttons on the pedestal!) was I can't find a way to set altitude or vertical speed for the autopilot on the panel (and I've switched on hot-spots and tried everything I could see). Is this just not possible yet?
Also, I think the 'click' behaviour of the 3 dials on the pedestal should be changed to be shift-click or something; many times I've accidentally clicked the dial while trying to turn it, which results in having to start again - normally if I 'miss' the correct hot-spot, you're only going a single step in the wrong direction. There should probably be a convention on the modifier key or method to 'push' a dial, since I understand it's a fairly common idiom on real control panels, and the same issue will recur.
One final query - when I switched on hot-spots, I noticed the centre MFD? has hot-spots for the buttons - but it never seems to do anything. Am I missing something, or is this just because the model is work-in-progress?
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