The Maule M-7-260C Orion autopilot

Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

The autopilot is a device that automatically control the behavior of the device according to the type of the driver settings.

This article will detail the autopilot fitted to the Maule M-7-260C Orion.

This is a 'Google automated Translation' of http://artron-fsx.blogspot.fr/2010/06/le-pilote-automatique-du-maule-m-7-260c.html.


Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

A - Button autopilot activation
This button is used to activate / deactivate the autopilot. When it is enabled, you no longer have control of the device. If no other button is pressed, the unit will only maintain the aircraft attitude.


B - Button up course
This button is used to activate / deactivate Buckle heading mode. Once activated, the unit will move to the selected from the selection window cap cap.

To change the course followed by the autopilot, using the selection button cap. This is usually placed in a corner of the HSI.
Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

C - Button up in Navigation mode
This button allows you to enable / disable tracing a route in Navigation mode. The operation of the latter depends on the NAV / GPS switch.
Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

If the switch is on NAV, the autopilot will join the tag captured on NAV1. If the switch is on GPS, the autopilot will follow the predefined route in the GPS.

D - Select Button approach fashion
This button acts as the mouse tracking mode navigation (C). This is mainly useful during approach on runways equipped with ILS. The autopilot will then rejoin the track automatically (see tutorial Performing an IFR flight : the landing).

E - Selection Button back course approach mode
This button functions as the selection button approach mode except that the glideslope is off and the opposite autopilot (left / right) the received signal.

F - Button Buckle altitude
This button allows you to enable / disable mode Buckle altitude. Once engaged, the aircraft will reach the altitude afichée H to display vertical speed I.

H - Display the selected altitude
Altitude display followed by the autopilot when the altitude Buckle is engaged. This elevation can be changed using buttons up / down (G) or the mouse by placing the cursor on the altitude and using the dial to change.

I - Display the vertical speed
Display vertical speed used by the autopilot to re join the altidue selected when the altitude Buckle is engaged. To change the speed, position the mouse cursor on the value and use the wheel to change the value.


Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

The display also shows which parameters are the autopilot engaged.
The image indicates that against the locking cap and the altitude lock is engaged. In case the altitude lock is not engaged, the elevation data is join and vertical speed are not displayed.

Flight Simulator X Tutorial - The Maule M-7-260C Orion autopilot - FSX
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