→A Cheat's Guide to Using the FG1000
** 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.
* 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).
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.