On almost each update, the autopilot systems for almost all planes gets new flaws, errors, fails. Each time, the community has to work the kinks out… for the next 2 weeks. I am afraid of each update now, dropping tears for loosing my working installation for the next few days, until the workaround are there.
It is my guess, that Asobo, since MSFS is their first entry to the Flight Simulator world. made an unhandable spaghettis software stack for the avionics and autopilot systems and therefore each time make new and old errors in each update. They often break things, that already worked without doing some notable progress on another place.
I specifically do not mean, when new things are implemented with an update, that there can not be errors. This is normal and should be resolved with the next patch. But often nothing changes, but new errors are introduced. And often errors that are long gone, seems to be reactivated. Newest example: the return of screens shutting off, what is an avionics problem.
So, please Asobo… with so many things you showed us already, that your programmers are no idiots and know, what they do. But with avionic systems… admit, that these systems are broken by design, mostly because of your unexperience with these systems. Admit it, tell us you are reworking from ground up these systems and that this will take some time, but be done.
Most simmers will accept this and understand. So you would not have to do a “SimUpdate” that does not resolve the big issues with the flight systems, but introduce new old bugs instead. Take Windows as a warning: if the code is chunky and broken by design, not even billions of programming hours will ever make it secure or work without flaws. Patches makes more troubles than good. That is Windows normal… but not FS normal, please.
Please Asobo… work with Microsoft… but are not Microsoft. Do not become a second “windows team”.