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I can't get the autopilot to turn on in the Ovation II plane. If I push the AP button, AP will blink but not stay on, and the autopilot won't work. All other buttons work as expected. Occasionally when I first load the plane it will start, but not consistently. I've tried having the plane in trimmed out level flight but AP won't engage. I'm stumped!

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That sure is weird, can you confirm that you are holding no control forces on the yoke when actuating? Significant forces will disengage the autopilot.

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I don't have any control forces on the yoke or pedals. Before I did my original post, I tried trimming the Ovation straight and level and when I push the autopilot wouldn't go on. What does happen is AP flashes, YD goes on and whatever other settings, usually roll and pitch. I will try again with straight and level flight, trimmed out, with my hands and feet completely off the controls.

Just so you know I am a real pilot and have been using XPlane since version 8. The G1000 autpilot in the Ovation 3 works fine, the stec 55x in the stock 172 works fine. Like I said I am stumped.

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Okay, I just tried straight and level "hands off" push autopilot button and AP flashes for 1/10 of second. Autopilot show Rol, Pit, 3900ft, YD

So I tried doing a clean install of the M20R. Same results.

Just so you know I bought this about 3 months ago so have only been using version 3.03.

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That is definitely odd. Are you using any switch/ap external panels? I am trying to figure out what would interfere with the AP to cause it to not engage. Can you try deleting the M20R_prefs.txt file in X-Plane 11/Aircraft/AFM/M20R Ovation II and see if that stops the issue?

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I appreciate your help as this is frustrating. Still no joy.

I'm running X Plane 11 on a single computer with 3 screens. Attache are a CH products yoke and Saitek pro rudder pedals. I also have a wireless keyboard and a second wired keyboard that has keys assigned for various functions. The computer is just for X Plane and has minimal other software.

I tried deleting the prefs.txt file as suggested, but no change. Just to make sure it wasn't something weird in my hardware I disconnect yoke, rudder pedals and wired keyboard. No change. Besides the Autopilot everything seems to work fine, both manually operated on screen or using dedicated keys on the keyboard.

I would really like to fix this as many planes I fly in real life have a similar equipment setup. The plans I fly very from 6 pack with gns430-530 and various bk and stec autopilots, also Avidyne glass instead of 6 pack as well as g1000. I like to fly approaches and SIDS and STARS. One of the main reasons I bought the AFM M20R is that it is a higher performance (faster) airplane. This is what I'm used in the real world and keeps me on my toes with operating avionics automatically, not having to ponder what knobs to dial and buttons to push.

Thanks again for your help.

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TODAY IT WORKED!

For awhile. I pushed the ap button several times and then it stayed on. I was able to do heading mode, fly ILS and GPS approach. Once while on the glideslope on the GPS approach the AP went off but by pushing the button once it came back on and finished the approach.

Then I switched to a different airport and the autopilot refused to connect. I can't think what I could be doing wrong?

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