So when i put vs a/p on it pulls the nose radically up or down. Why?
this is known issue on A321 and 777 300ER I guess…
Because you don’t have the plane trimmed properly. Eliminate the purple in the trim box prior to engaging. Soley pilot error.
All planes that i have flyed
ok… but personally only have issue on A321 and 777 300ER
and it’s confirmed
To answer the question. Pilot.
When you turn on AP, you naeed to make sure the the aircraft is trimmed. Most plots see this after taking off and are climbing at +3000 VS and then turn on AP the nose will pitch down violently.
Now if you are saying that at cruise altitude your nose moves up and down, that is a known issue. Compound that with being overweight and/or high/low speed and it can make it worse.
That’s a first not sure why you would need the vector indicator near the horizoon bar to get a smooth A/P engagement. Since that only happens at higher speed.
Sorry I adjusted my comment. It plays into it but is more of a symptom of not being trimmed like you said.
is there any app thing to say how much trim is needed?
I already told you it’s a feel not a calculation.
but you can’t get the trim right on ground if don’t do some mystical calculations
You don’t need to get it right on the ground. you perfect it in the air. I start out with 15% on most aircraft. Except the spit which I do -15% and the MD which is closer to 50-60%.
Keep in mind, aircraft load % plays a factor in how much trim is/will be needed.
I have fiund it is around 23% for the B777s as that is what you would need to adjust it to that at cruise if you kept it at 15% on climb
yea i know thats why i was thinking that there could be some calculator that calculates the trim when weight is … and plane is … so you need …% trim
MD-11’s as well I usually have to adjust ap twice.
oh yeah? I have flew them quite many times…
Haven’t experienced yet…Thanks for report tho
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i have the same problem :D @Douglas_Chanley
Here’s a basic guide for using elevator trim