My aircraft won't go above 11.8° AOA

Hello, The stall AOA is set to 15° in the lift_coef_aoa_table, the stall
protection system is disabled, the simulated stall speed is around 140 kts and
the estimated stall speed is 157 kts. The aircraft is not fly-by-wire.
However, as soon as incidence is reaching 11.8°, a nose down command is given
(clearly visible on the FD) and the aircraft enters a gentle descent, but
doesn’t stall and doesn’t even get close to the stall AOA of 15°. Test
conditions are ISA, 15.000ft, AP engaged in ALT HLD and HDG HLD, A/T off and
thrust to idle. There is plenty of pitch authority left as the trim is not
reaching 100% deflection. Any idea of what could be causing such a behaviour?

Yeah… we’re getting this too. A solution would be nice…

See here:

You are trying to do stalls with the autopilot engaged? I suspect there is
something inherent in the autopilot design that prevents it from going to an
AOA much above stall warning. If you want to go farther, you will need to turn
off the autopilot. If you must use the autopilot, you can get it to a higher
AOA, by enabling the stall protection system, but setting the activation
parameters far beyond the actual stall AOA. This should get the stall warning
activation out of the way (,
which may then allow the autopilot to drive the airplane to a higher AOA.

Thanks for the feedback. The objective was not to stall with the AP engaged,
but to understand why the plane would stall before the CLmax as defined in the
CL vs AOA curve. I’m using the autopilot as it is better than my manual skills
with an XBox controller. From what I understood, the stall protection system
is used only in fly-by-wire aircraft. Anyway, I think the sim induces the
stall when the flaps up reference stall speed is reached and regardless of the
stall AOA in the CL vs AOA curve, and it was consistent with the AOA until I
set this speed to 0. With the speed set to 0, the plane will stall at the AOA
specified in the CL vs AOA curve.

You will need to test this scenario with the autopilot disabled, so as to rule
out either a misconfiguration of the stall protection system or a bug where
the stall protection system setting is being ignored. Could you try that and
report back what you get as your stall AoA? Thanks, Matt

We have no AP on and it’s still happening @Mattnischan

What’s your elevator up limit, also chord angle scalar and CG? Check the pitch
debug menu. Also, Stall flutter is gone, it disappeared a few months ago and
hasn’t been fixed.