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  1. Perhaps something else is sending repeated commands. I haven't checked recently, but MSFS used to have the design 'feature' that buttons held down would send the mapped command over and over again. So if you have a stuck button, or if you have an unexpected function mapped to a toggle switch, you would get that effect. Also, the described effect (held altitude incrementing by 100ft over and over) is reminiscent of what the 'UP' button on the KAP140 does when in ALT mode. It's supposed to increment by 20 feet but when I checked it incremented by 100ft, thought only once. (Perhaps a later update has modified that.)
  2. Since the Honeycomb Bravo seems a common factor here, have either of you tried disconnecting it to see if that makes a difference?
  3. Approach sound. This was the first (new) beta, so the mix changed a bit.
  4. I don't see this behaviour. Can we assume you aren't running any AP mods, such as the FS2020-USER-TESTER KAP140 mod? From your description of the continued incrementing I would wonder if the rotary dial on your Bravo quadrant is sending uncommanded pulses. (My Leo Bodnar rotaries sometimes do that for reasons I don't understand.)
  5. That's normal, it's a different type of gauge.
  6. Yes, it does. No point trying to make sense of it, this is a fictional mashup.
  7. If you're trying to figure out how to switch off the dark theme after the recent forum update, it's at the bottom of the screen under 'theme'. Phew 😐
  8. The KAP140 has its own alert functionality, which is what the Collins one is slaved to. It's slaved both ways, so you can preselect the altitude on the upper dial too if you want. The alert light isn't implemented, though. I suppose you could have two independent alerters, but it doesn't seem to make much sense.
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    I'm not at the PC but VOR1 is the HSI, VOR2 is a whatever-you-call-that-instrument. The OBI will centre in two different (opposite) settings of the instrument, one with a TO indication and one with a FROM indication. If you know this, then I guess that isn't the problem
  10. I'm not 100% sure what you are seeing here, but those two steps suggest you are expecting the wrong behaviour. (I assume you mean the DOWN arrow button in step 5, by the way.) If you are on ALT mode, the up/down buttons don't set vertical speed, they nudge the altitude up or down in small increments. Well that's what they're supposed to do, but they don't work according to the manual. I don't think that's a factor here. What you should do is to preselect the new altitude (your step 4), then press ALT to flip from ALT mode to VS mode, then press the down button a few times to set your VS. That said, I have found the VS mode a bit buggy. I did some bits of SPAD.neXt programming to make it work better. I have made a video about this, which you can find on my YT channel by clicking the link in my signature. (I posted a link here before but it was removed.) Maybe that will help.
  11. That's not really a fair question, they are just different autopilots. The MSFS one has the old AP106 panel slaved to the KAP140, which I doubt is found in real life.
  12. But are you sure it is supposed to be? It would be helpful if you could post a video showing what you are doing and how it sounds, and then saying what you are expecting with reference to that video. Taken at face value, and as far as I understand these things, your expectation that the pitch changes with throttle will only be true at very low power settings (idle to the governed range). Ones the props are spinning within the governed range, they are running at constant speed, so the pitch doesn't change with the power setting. There has been talk of missing turbine noise mixed in there, but that's a different thing.
  13. But it's difficult to land STOL without it. I'm all for tweaking, though.
  14. You cannot fly manually if the AP is engaged, it always controls a lateral and a vertical mode at the same time. The buttons allow you to switch between which modes are in use. I did share my video here but apparently it wasn't allowed. If you click the banner in my signature you will easily find it.
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