Icon A5: Angle of attack gauge (still) broken

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Brief description of the issue:
The AOA gauge always points down, no matter the attack angle of the plane. You can go straight up (and stall) or straight down, changes are minimal and it always drops back down.

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Detail steps to reproduce the issue encountered:
Fly the Icon A5 and check the AOA gauge

Build Version # when you first started experiencing this issue:
Since around World Update 4

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Just tested. Can’t confirm. Looks ok to me if you stay in the normal operating range.

Pitch attitude doesn’t have a lot to do with AoA and I doubt that the AoA vane produces reliable info when going straight up at a way too low airspeed.

Just compare with a real-life video Icon A5 Angle of Attack Gauge (AOA) - YouTube

The AOA in the sim does almost nothing at the moment. It always stays in the low green range.

Fly level at e.g. 70kts (flaps up) and note the AoA.

Reduce the throttle to idle and maintain altitude.

The AoA correctly increases with decreasing airspeed.
The stall warning also correctly comes on withing the yellow caution range.
Stall occurs approximately as soon as the AoA indicator reaches the red limit.

edit: just compared the MSFS AoA with the one in the video.
In both cases the AoA indicator reaches the yellow area at ~45kts.

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I recorded the behavior I observed: https://youtu.be/vepBV2TDbUk No matter what I do the AoA gauge doesn’t move at all. The only way to trigger it (and the stall warning) is to go extreme: https://youtu.be/bIgBu03GTNw

Just watched both videos and the AoA indicator behavior is definitely correct.

FYI. Pitch attitude and AoA don’t have a lot in common
(as you have unintentionally demonstrated in your second video)

In the second video you are flying with a low AoA and at 0:10 you are pushing the nose down into a steep dive.
The AoA was already low in level flight and it’s the same in the dive.
Hence no change.

At 0:25 you are pulling out of another steep dive, but now you are pulling the stick back a lot more.

Hence the AoA indicator rapidly moves into the yellow caution area and further into the red area, despite the fact that your A5 is pointing almost straight down.
The stall warning correctly comes as soon as the AoA indicator is well within the caution range.

If you would have kept the pitch attitude at +5° in your first video (0:15) instead of letting the nose drop, you would have noticed that the AoA indicator works exactly as designed.

Mhm, ok. I would have suspected the AoA gauge to remain leveled on level flight but I might have expected it to be similar to a vertical speed indicator. Simply because it used to work quite a bit differently a few updates ago. However, the AoA indication in the external flight view behaves the same as the in-cockpit instrument so I guess it’s the way it’s supposed to be. Thanks for taking a look.

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That’s the the main reason why there’s an AoA indicator on some GA aicraft.
Too show you that AoA is becoming dangerously high even in ‘normal’ situations like level flight and especially in level flight turns where AoA increases with increasing bank angle.