Intercepting heading, yes oc, but in my case i was on track already. SID was a straight out departure with a easy turn about 9 miles out. And as i said, switching NAV mode after takeoff (w/o autopilot on) worked.
Only Arming NAV on the ground didn't do what i was expecting it to do, except showing it "Armed" (white).
I was only trying to fly the SID manually and get the appropriate FD directions and hit the AP at a later stage....
All good ! I hope the AS team will have time to check. (On the ground, arming NAV before TO)
Simple question - when I have the AP in NAV following FMS1 and get in range of ILS - do I need to manually switch the source to LOC1 or does it auto switch and acquire if I hit APP mode once I'm on a sane intercept? I thought it did acquire once but didn't hold it, but that could have been me getting slow and low...
It works fine when I manually switch to LOC1 and I get the green needles but just wondered as it seems to be very similar to the CJ4 Collins FMC which does auto switch and acquire.
I flew EGLC-EGNT and planned the RIMT1N arrival to ILS25 with vectors after ETSES (I had removed discontinuity but left vectors so I could get a reasonable intercept in HDG mode). Plan looked fine on the FMS and in PLN mode.
Got to cruise and switched MFD to show VNAV - I did not see the time/distance to ToD. It stayed like that until I removed the VECTORS line on the FMS - immediately I saw the ToD and it worked fine after that. It was not ideal because it left me with a direct to FF125 which is not appropriate.
My question is why I need to remove the vectors indication as that correctly describes (in my mind) the plan - it "knows" all the constraints and has the runway - seems like the very least it could do is take me to the last alt constraint before the vectors?