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Add Autopilot information
* To view airport information, select the WPT - AIRPORT INFORMATION page. Use the outer FMS knob to move between the AIRPORT, RUNWAYS and FREQUENCY boxes, and the inner FMS to edit the airport ID, scroll through available runways, or highlight a frequency.
* To edit the current flightplan, press the FPL page, then press the CRSR and enter waypoints for DTO above.
GFC700 Autopilot:
* The GFC700 autopilot is a two axis autopilot with independent lateral and vertical modes. The default later/vertical modes are ROL and PIT, which hold the current roll and pitch respectively.
* If installed on the aircraft, the GFC700 autopilot is enabled by pressing any of the buttons on the bottom left of the PFD/MFD fascia:
** AP enables/disables autopilot
** FD enables a Flight Director mode, displaying control bars to follow manually. Note that this button is disabled when the autopilot is enabled.
** HDG enables a heading mode, tracking the blue heading bug. Use the HDG knob on the PFD to set.
** VS enables Vertical Speed hold. Current target is displayed at the top of the PFD. It may be adjusted by using NOSE UP / NOSE DN.
** ALT enables Altitude Hold, which holds the current altitude.
** GA enables Go Around, which sets ROL to 0 and PIT to 7 degrees nose up.
** NAV enables NAV mode (not yet implemented)
** APR enables Approach mode (not yet implemented)
** VNV enables vertical NAV mode (not yet implemented)
** FLC enables Flight Level Change, where the autopilot will maintain the current airspeed by pitch. NOSE UP / NOSE DN is used to set the target airspeed (not yet implemented)
** BC enables Back Course mode (not yet implemented)
* Buttons toggle modes on/off, defaulting to ROL for lateral and PIT for vertical.
* The current PIT setting can be adjusted by using the NOSE UP and NOSE DN buttons.
* In PIT/VS/FLC mode, Selected Altitude Capture mode (ALTS) is armed, targetting the current altitude bug. Once the aircraft gets within 200ft of the selected altitude the autopilot will automatically transition to ALTS and then ALT mode to track that altitude. Note that the altitude is fixed in ALTS mode and changing the altitude bug will not change the target altitude.
* Control Wheel Steering (CWS) can be used to set new ROL/PIT targets (not yet implemented).
Autopilot in the default ROL/PIT mode, which will hold the current roll and pitch (or wings level if roll is less than 6 degrees either side of level)
* Pressing FD enables a Flight Director mode, again in ROL/PIT
To improve useability, the FG1000 also supports multikey. If installed on the aircraft (aircraft developers need to include Aircraft/Instruments-3d/FG1000/fg1000-multikey.xml), ":GF" can be used to enter a string for the PFD, and ":GM" for the MFD. This is massively easier than trying to enter data manually using the FMS knobs.

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