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Palombe asked Palombe commented

MSFS Autoland Behaviour

Hi,

I see in the SDK docs there is a parameter in the systems.cfg "autoland_available" which appears to have no effect when enabled.

It isn't mentioned anywhere else (nor could I find any related Simvars or Events) so I was hoping you could explain the behaviour of this.

autoland_available Setting this to 1 (TRUE) makes the autopilot autoland system available to the aircraft, otherwise set it to 0 (FALSE) to disable autoland.


Also, related to this, can you confirm it is a hard coded limitation that the Autopilot will disengage upon touchdown in all cases? If this is the case it would preclude any type of autopilot Rollout tracking ever being implemented without resorting to external guidance through Simconnect or similar.

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FlyingRaccoon answered Palombe commented

Hello @Palombe

This is a parameter coming straight from FSX but we have no support for this system in MSFS yet.
Thanks for reporting it, we'll mark it as unsupported in the doc.

Regards,
Sylvain

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Palombe avatar image Palombe commented ·
Thank you for the reply!


If some form of autoland does end up being implemented in future, please consider adding support for autopilot ground operations, it would be a much appreciated feature.


Regards,

Palombe,

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