Autoflyte

From Rise: The Vieneo Province

Flight Director

The Autoflyte System is a trademark of Orpex. It is synonymous with autopilot and can be used interchangably. The system is also abbreviated AFCS for Autoflyte Control System.

Flight Director

The Flight Director (also referred to as command bars) gives visual cues to the pilot on the artificial horizon. They show how the Autoflyte system suggests attitude changes to achieve the desired altitude, airspeed, heading, etc. Use the "f" key to toggle it on and off.

Lateral Modes

Cycle through these modes by pressing the "c" key. Change the desired bank, heading, and radial with the "[" and "]" keys.

  • T/O - Takeoff mode (also referred to as TOGA) is the default mode with weight-on-wheels and allows the keyboard pilot to bank left/right or return to wings level if no input is given
  • ROL - Roll mode is the default mode airborne, dictates the desired bank angle
  • HDG - Heading mode will turn the vehicle to the desired heading
  • NAV - Navigation mode will intercept and track a radial to/from the waypoint selected in the organizer (when it is first engaged it will select a "Direct-to-intercept" course)
  • LOC - Localizer mode automatically appears within certain tolerances of an IAF while NAV/MSL are armed

Vertical Modes

Cycle through these modes by pressing the "v" key. Change the desired pitch, vertical speed, altitude, or indicated speed using the ";" and "/" keys.

  • T/O - Takeoff mode (also referred to as TOGA) is the default mode with weight-on-wheels and allows the keyboard pilot to increase/decrease the ROC (rate of climb) momentarily or return to level if no input is given
  • PIT - Pitch mode is the default mode, dictates the desired pitch attitude (limited to 20° nose-high)
  • V/S - Vertical Speed mode will adjust pitch to attain the desired climb/descent rate
  • MSL - MSL mode will maintain the selected altitude in km MSL
  • AGL - AGL mode will maintain the selected altitude in km AGL (from the radio altimeter, will not accept values below 0 meters AGL)
  • IAS - IAS mode will vary the pitch attitude in order to maintain the target IAS (will not accept values below 0 m/s IAS
  • G/S - Glideslope mode automatically appears within certain tolerances of an IAF while NAV/MSL are armed

Coupling

You can fly the ship by hand using the flight director information displayed on the artificial horizon, or you can "couple" it and let the aircraft/aerospace vehicle fly itself. To engage/disengage the Autoflyte system, press the "F10" key.

Special Modes

  • DOR (Directional Orbital Recalibration) automatically fires thrust to circularize an orbit
  • TVM (Target Velocity Match) automatically fires thrust to match the velocity (or to zero the relative velocity) with the selected target