Ability to Change Autothrottle Setting

As I’m sure most of you are aware, once your aircraft flies above flight level 280, the autothrottle setting automatically switches to Mach. What I propose is simple; an option to manually switch what setting it’s at. This would allow users to have greater control over their airplane, as well as add realism (as there is a button that does this in real life).

This sounds interesting. I would vote but im out of votes sorry. Heres a virtual vote 🗳

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Would be great would mean I can leave aircraft eailer on climb instead of waiting 28,000 fett

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Would this in the AP interface itself or would it be something in the status bar?

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You can see your mach speed with if you look in between the map and IAS speed dial thing, no matter your altitude.

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This isn’t about being able to see my mach speed…

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I’d like it to be in the Autopilot interface. That way you can more than just see it; you can set it.

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I thought I’d just point it out. It would be nice if we could change it.

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Only thing I would say in this is I like that it automatically switches when descending so I don’t overspend.

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Nah I think that M.8 for instance is waaayyyy overspending in low altitudes. It is always great with options, but this does not work as you plotted it I’m afraid.

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Yeah but for 320 at 20,000 feet 0.78 would be okay.

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I use InFlight Assistant in combination with Simbrief/FPLtoIF.
You can set speed, Kts/Mach, altitude etc. for your route and also set alerts. Easy to use and adds realism.

InFlight Assistant
FPLtoIF

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There’s an interface that shows your Mach speed though right above the small map. Can’t you use that to adjust? @A_Plane_Guy

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Yes, but I want to be able to ajust my IAS above 280. The game doesn’t allow you to do so.

That doen’t make sense. If so, you would have so many overspeeds. You can’t switch from IAS to Mach at the altitudes you want. There’s a specific transition altitude to switch from IAS to Mach. If you choose to change the value of Mach, you can do it but only over a given altitude (FL). In fact when you’re instructed by ATC to increase or reduce your speed, the controller knows very well when talking about IAS or Mach and it depends “only” on the altitude. Believe me

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How???

You can in real life. In most, if not all jets, there’s a little button positioned near the autothrottle switch that allows you to switch between setting the autopilot from a mach setting to an IAS setting at will. Someone fact check me on this, but I’m pretty sure there’s no aeronautical rule that prohibits you from using this switch.

What if you want to switch from mach to IAS above the transition altitude (which in this case is FL280)?

That is somewhat irrelevant.

Ok,
I just gave you an information, not an opinion. This is my job, but feel free to think as you believe.
Enjoy your flight )
Good day

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Relax @darioalex, there’s no reason to get salty. This is a community that I’m sure allows for opinions to be raised. Comment was a bit extreme

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Extreme? I just read the post and I tried to explain in a few words to do a little clarity. Nothing more. And as usual I greeted with education. I am completely relaxed and even more now that I have reread the post. Believe me.
Have a nice Sunday Carolina :)

Is it not a virtual vote eaven if you realy vote? 😂