Hi, I have a doubt about the coding of the A / P disengage that is present in the MCP of the Boeing 738.

It seems to me that the big lever, present under the CWS A and CWS B buttons, relative to the A / P Disengage is a "switch".

However in the figure present in "Panel and Instruments Layouts" relating to the MCP (Collins) B737-8 this switch is associated with "AP_All_Disengage" which is managed as "buotton". It's correct? In my case it doesn't work, but it doesn't even work by associating it with the "AP_Switch" parameter.

Thanks for the attention.

Greetings, Claudio
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Hi, it must have happened that I asked a stupid question, in fact it is not much considered.

I make many mistakes and surely it will have happened again.

In fact I have to think that none of you had the same problem as me, however my MCP will remain unfinished for only one element: AP_All_Disengage. I regret it.

Thanks anyway, Claudio
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It is difficult to answer Claudio...
AP_All_Disengage command may mean, A/P, A/Throttle and Flight Directors?
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Claudio.

On my GoFlight panel it is a simple switch. It is up for ON, down to disconnect. The mock up is simply a push on bar with lugs to maintain its horizontal position.

Hope this helps
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All clear, indeed very clear.

The problem is not the MCP panel and its components, but as SIMVIM manages the switch that enables/disables the autopilot.

I hope it's finally clarified.
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This "switch"  (in real MCP)  is just a bar that  prevents the AP engagement when in lowered position.

On the other hand, it acts as a "button" which disengage AP when lowered but it doesn't "engage" it back ( it's one-way action).

I can make this act as switch later, but now you can assign it as AP_Disengage   parameter.
(this parameter is mapped to correct Zibo toggle command)

The  "AP_All_Disengage" is mapped to another command   "laminar/B738/autopilot/disconnect_button",   - I don't see where is this button   is located in the Zibo virtual cockpit.


Vlad
 

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Please download updated database file (SimVim.dat), replace it in the SimVim plugin folder.

Now, I have added new parameter for the AP disco/prevent bar (see also changes in the configurator image-map for MCP):

AP_OFF_Bar

Vlad

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