The Beechcraft King Air 350 autopilot

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

This article will detail the autopilot fitted to the Beechcraft King Air 350.

This is a 'Google automated Translation' of

A - Autopilot activation button
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 - Flight director (flight director) activation button
This button is used to activate / deactivate the flight director. Its use does not influence the behavior of the autopilot for the benefit of the latter is to use just when the autopilot is turned off. The role of the latter is to show how the instruments react autopilot if it was triggered.

For example, a path has been recorded on my GPS and I want to follow this path at an altitude of 6400.
On autopilot, I set the altitude to 6400 (I), I activate the Buckle altitude (D) and monitoring of the navigation mode (E). I do not activate the autopilot but the flight director.

A pink chevron appears on the artificial horizon indicator.

You just need to align the mark corresponding to the plane on the pink chevron to find the road and the desired altitude.

C - Course button
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.

D - Buckle altitude button
This button allows you to enable / disable mode Buckle altitude. Once engaged, the aircraft will reach the altitude afichée in I.

E - Followed Navigation mode Button
This button allows you to enable / disable tracing a route in Navigation mode. The operation of the latter depends on the NAV / GPS switch.

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.

F - Back course approach mode select button
This button functions as the selection button approach mode except that the glideslope is off and the opposite autopilot (left / right) the received signal.

G - Approach type select button
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 : landing ).

H - Yaw damper button
This button allows you to enable / disable the yaw damper. It eliminates the yaw and maintain coordination turns.

I - Altitude selected display
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.
Flight Simulator X tutorial - The Beechcraft King Air 350 autopilot - FSX - autopilot - tutorial

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