So I’m still having some issues with the new custom AP in the new custom/experimental version of the A32NX FBW mod. Idk if I’m doing something wrong or if it’s just that the new AP is still buggy and a work in progress. Here’s a rundown of some issues I’ve been experiencing on my recent flights (including my current, live flight).
So for example I’ll use the flight I’m currently flying (PHOG/Kahului - KPDX/Portland):
Upon setting the aircraft up pre-takeoff, I set my airspeed, HDG/NAV, and altitude into the top panel. For this flight, I set my airspeed to Mach 0.80. I then engaged NAV mode and confirmed it in the FMA, and then set the altitude to FL310 for cruise.
I set up my throttle FLX setting to 52 degrees for takeoff. With every the big set and ready to go, I takeoff and set my thrust to FLX power. Everything is still good.
After takeoff is where I’m having issues though. When I get the flashing LVR CLB induction, I reduce to CLB power and then for some odd reason it switches out of NAV mode and into HDG mode. I couldn’t get it to switch back into NAV mode on the panel. So I continue to climb and decide I’m just going to climb all the way up to cruise and then figure it out. So when I approach FL310, I play around with the power and somehow I got it to go back into NAV mode. So I then engaged the AP and AT. It stayed in NAV mode like it should thankfully, but then after clicking down on selected mode it decided to keep increasing speed past Mach 0.80 (Thus began over speeding) and it kept climbing past FL310. After a few minutes of once again playing around, somehow it finally decided to stay at FL310 and Mach 0.80 and as of now, it’s flying like it should.
So after all of this, why am I experiencing these issues? Is it something I’m doing wrong or is the AP still a little buggy? Like I said, I experienced these issues on my flight yesterday as well, but all of my test flights seemed to be fine.
Why does it keep switching out of NAV mode after takeoff after it’s been engaged (and then it won’t switch back) and why is it blowing past my set altitude and cruise speed when I have it in selected mode (clicked down)?
Sorry for the long post, but I obviously needed to go into some detail here.