In the likely event that you are confused by the title, what I mean by this is that the autopilot will automatically engage itself in sticky situations.
So today, like many others of you, I found out about the new TBM930 coming to Infinite Flight. I hadn’t actually ever heard of the aircraft before, and so decided to do some research on it. I was watching a YouTube video where they were demonstrating a feature of the aircraft, whereby the autopilot will engage itself in one of the three following situations, in order to reduce pinto error to the maximum extent possible:
- The plane’s bank angle exceeds 45 degrees for more than 10 seconds. The autopilot will then engage and level the wings.
- The plane gets into a stall. Autopilot does not engage immediately, but instead another automatic system will engage, recovering the stall, and then once recovered, autopilot will engage to maintain level flight. The automatic stall recovery feature might be a little bit harder to code, I’m not sure.
- The plane is approaching over speed. The autopilot will engage and drop the throttle and level the pitch, in order to prevent the over speed situation.
I personally think this would be a great feature to have on this new aircraft. As well as being realistic, it will help to prevent people from getting accidental violations, and will also make it a pretty difficult aircraft to troll people in.
Feel free to leave a comment letting me know your opinion on this feature, and drop a vote if you have any spare and support the feature.
Edit: It is clear to see after the first few comments that people might want an option to turn this feature off. So I guess maybe that could be a thing.