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Re: Autopilot and Stuff

> On Sat, 30 May 1998 09:05:50 +1100 gpoole@zeta.org.au (Mr Greg Poole)
> writes:

> pilot disengages the autopilot. I have actually flown one (Century
> autopilot) down to (not into!) the runway in a Cessna 414 before. It 
> 'flared and trimmed' the airplane while all we did was manipulate the
> throttles! The S-Tec will fly right through the glideslope without pilot

How did the autopilot know when to flare?  Did it key off of
altitude, or the glideslope signal?

Brian Michalk  <http://www.awpi.com/michalk>
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