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TFX: by Digital Image Design

HUD (Heads Up Display) from TXX, 1993

THE AUTO PILOT

TFX has a 'proper' auto pilot system which controls the aircraft by adjusting joystick and throttle inputs. There are four main modes, as well as a special 'panic button' mode. When auto pilot is activated, the Control MFD shows the auto pilot mode and any appropriate data.

The following details (shown on the Control MFD) are inputs to the auto pilot which adjusts the aircraft controls in an attempt to match your requirements.

MODE 1: WAYPOINT
Directs your aircraft at the chosen speed to the next waypoint. Use the up and down arrow (cursor keys) to adjust the waypoint altitude.

MODE 2: HEADING
Maintains the required heading, altitude and speed - adjusted with the arrow (cursor) keys.

MODE 3: TRACKING
Directs your aircraft toward the aircraft you are tracking on radar. The default speed is the aircraft's own, but adjustments can be made.

MODE 4: AUTO THROTTLE
Leaves the joystick (or mouse or key) control in the hands of the pilot, but uses throttle to maintain the speed shown in the Control MFD. Your aircraft's speed will not remain constant in all situations, for example, no great speed can be sustained in an 80 degree climb.

RECOVERY MODE
A special feature of the Eurofighter 2000 and many Russian-built fighters. In TFX it is available for all three aircraft. The aircraft is returned to straight and level flight. It is not a guaranteed crash evasion technique, so it should be used early, if you become disoriented, or are in a steep dive. "

From the manual