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Pilot135pd
04-08-2019, 11:15 PM
Is there a difference when it comes to these two controlling my D-180 autopilot?

From what I'm reading it might just be the autopilot sensitivity and other settings but I fell it's kind of sloppy. It'll intercept and track a route like the autopilots I had in the multi million helicopters I used to fly but when it comes to keeping the plane straight and level after just pushing on the AP74 button, it's all over the place, is that normal?

I was thinking about replacing the 396 with the 560 only because I have one sitting there but if it's not going to help regarding the autopilot then I'd leave it as is.

Aviaman
04-09-2019, 07:29 AM
For what it?s worth, I have a Garmin 396 and a Truetrack and it works butter smooth.

Pilot135pd
04-09-2019, 09:52 AM
For what it?s worth, I have a Garmin 396 and a Truetrack and it works butter smooth.

Then it must be what I've been reading about, the autopilot settings, thanks.