Flying the 787 when using autopilot changing the heading bug via CTRL+ INS or CTRL + DEL and holding those keys down it causes the heading bug to start to spin rapidly, then all input is ignored for a considerable amount of time. I lose mouse, keyboard, flight stick controls, yet the mouse pointer is still working and sometimes joystick POV and buttons, but nothing else. I just can’t click and all keyboard inputs stop working.
Previously, until today, I was using the mouse to change the heading, altitude and airspeed on the dashboard of the aircraft, but I got sick of the bugginess of those knobs and started using keyboard controls to do it, and that’s when this problem started occurring.
Eventually, I crashed and my flight ended.
I could use the keyboard and mouse in other programs, ALT + TAB and ALT + CTRL + DEL worked and the mouse worked in desktop and everywhere EXCEPT in flight sim. Bummer… this is 2 flights this has happened after flying for 2.5 + hours each flight today with no problems until on the descent and approach when it just freaks out and stops taking inputs. For a short while, I could use my joystick POV and buttons to switch views and etc, but then that stopped working also.
I recall when I hold down CTRL + INS or CTRL + DEL to spin the heading bug 90 degrees or so in autopilot is when this occurs. I was able to change heading just fine until I held down the keyboard command keys for a second or more.
See the comments below for a temporary solution
I’m wondering if FS is freaking out due to the rate the of the input repeat on the keyboard? It’s a mechanical keyboard. (Yes, it was. Keyboard buffer was causing it) I was able to also start and stop a recording and get the NVIDIA Experience application to respond just fine, which is how I captured the video below.
As you can also see, hovering the mouse of the in-flight menu for ATC / Video, etc brought the menu up, but I couldn’t click anything.
Here’s a video of this problem after it occurred. As you can see, I can get back to the desktop and task manager, but I cannot control the aircraft, and no inputs work inside flight sim except the mouse cursor. When I ALT+Tab to a different window, the heading bug stops spinning, but I still have no input from Keyboard or Mouse. In this particular flight, I was able to use joystick POV and buttons, but autopilot was stuck on.
The issue starts at around 3:15 into the video. This video was cut down in length to demonstrate the issue before and after it occurred.
Anyone else having issues like this?
Steps to Reproduce:
- Take off in 787
- Get to Safe Altitude
- Engage Autopilot with Heading Mode ON
- Adjust heading bug with keyboard: CTRL+INSERT or CTRL+DELETE for by holding down the keys for a few seconds, maybe more.
- Let go of the keys and see if it keeps spinning. If it is, you can’t stop it, or get further keyboard inputs to work.
By now your heading bug should start spinning around without the ability to control it. You may also lose keyboard inputs, mouse clicks, and the ability to control the aircraft, change views, etc.
Yes, I have crash disabled because going back to the main interface with a “You have crashed” message is lame. I’d rather hit slew and try again than waiting 5 minutes to load up again…