When applying manual control input with the autopilot engaged, the autopilot can be seen steering the in-sim yoke in opposite direction of your control input. The ailerons seem to be “connected” to your joystick while the autopilot moves a dumm.y control wheel in response. When giving too much input the autopilot disengages (as it should) and the in-sim yoke abruptly synchs with the joystick position.
Its almost comical, when moving the joystick left, the in-sim yoke can be seen moving right as if there are two separate sets of controls. It makes flying on autopilot using the keyboard almost impossible as the controls don’t “self-center” when engaging the autopilot. The autopilot is continuously fighting the manual control input…
See video below, in both cases I’m giving left control input, you can see the in-sim flight controls moving to the RIGHT to counteract and then disconnect as I’m applying more and more left input. At the moment the autopilot disconnects, the in-sim yoke suddenly synchs with the joystick position. On the pitch axis behavior is as before.
Once more on the TBM, giving steady roll input to the left, this time staying below autopilot disconnect threshold. The autopilot moves the in-sim yoke to the right and increases input as deviation increases. The autopilot pitch mode eventually over-stresses the airframe by pulling in an attempt to maintain altitude at a high bank angle which is also wrong / missing autopilot logic.
You can’t see my joystick, since this is very non-intuitive I want to stress again, my roll inputs in the above video are to the LEFT! In response, the autopilot rolls the yoke to the RIGHT! Also important to note that in the above video (TBM), I’m not increasing the roll input, I’m simply applying a small input on the roll axis and keeping it there.
In real life you can’t physically move the controls with the autopilot servo’s engaged, when applying force on the controls with the autopilot engaged the controls won’t move, when applying sufficient force on the controls this will be sensed by the autopilot servos and this will trip the autopilot offline. They should make the autopilot completely IGNORE any manual flight control input below the autopilot disconnect threshold, if manual control input is excessive the AP should trip offline.
Also the autopilot should disconnect at stall warning activation or manual trim inputs!