Well, that was educational I think Cessna must love as I’m on my second CJ4 already!
First one died due to over-stress, oops.
So, from what little i read and watched, the CJ4 does not have auto-throttle? My one certainly did, that was bit confusing.
I managed to program a low IFR flight from stanstead to heathrow with a bit of a scenic route to lengthen the trip. Startup, taxi was very easy, ATC was on the ball too, gave me the IFR with my requested arrival ILS runway, live weather was clear but some cloud and a little wind.
Takeoff was good, this time around i got AP to engage and take over, I think thats when auto-throttle kicked in?? I had not set an airspeed so it shut the throttles and we headed down smartly, a few seconds of panic had that sorted and a climb rate set too.
Mid flight, the mouse dropped out third time i have had this in the last month. So that raised tension in the cockpit a few levels. To my surprise and pleasure, the system picked up the glideslope and switched to LOC1 nicely when i hit APPR , set my flaps, reduced to 100KIAS, happy days ( i thought )
Dropped the AP off and… it did not want to land, I had the throttles full back and it was still powering away added the speedbreaks, and did manage to force it down but could not get it to stop - breaks did nothing, I went off the end of 27L, into the trees and crashed into a building Nobody survived sadly.
So it’s back to school for me, nothing like the TBM930 or DA62 at all. I miss my G3000/G1000 as well, luckily this time i did not need to touch the FMC as I had no mouse.
Also finding almost impossible to read the airspeed or altitude readings on the PFD, its just too small.
Any tips here??