The role of autopilot
An autopilot is an automatic flight control system used to stabilize and control the angular and center of gravity of an aircraft. Its function is
1. Stabilize (or maintain) the aircraft's flight status as intended by the pilot.
Such as stabilizing the attitude angle of the aircraft, maintaining the aircraft's flying height and flying M number. For example, the pilot often uses an autopilot to stabilize the attitude angle of the aircraft for cruising horizontal straight flight. Especially when long-range civil aircraft, transport aircraft, bombers and fighters are transferred, it is important to reduce the burden on the pilot.
2. Execute various command signals from the console in the autopilot.
Because the autopilots are connected in parallel with the aircraft mechanical system, when the autopilot is working, the driver cannot push the joystick because they are linked with the autopilot. To this end, the pilot must send various command and control signals through the control panel of the autopilot. This signal has the opposite polarity to the signal output from the sensitive element, and the difference is added to the rudder circuit to control the rudder surface to deflect, so that the aircraft follows various instructions. Signal movement. For example, the aircraft climbs, descends, and flattens at a given pitch angle; turns at a selected tilt angle; flies at a selected track.
3. Autopilot is currently moving towards integrated multifunctionality.