4 - Using The Autopilot
Your shipboard computer can assist with many basic piloting operations. Four autopilot modes are provided by your computer which can be accessed from the
HUD Menu or the keyboard.
They are particularly useful in the following circumstances:
- Travelling between Star Systems*
- Approaching a distant point (especially when using LDS)
- Docking with a space station or ship
- In combat to match velocity and pursue another ship
Menu and keyboard also provide an Autopilot disengage function which cancels the program and returns control of the spacecraft to you.
To use an autopilot you must
first select your autpilot target using the Contact List or Starmap.
|| Cancels Autopilot, Resumes
towards your selected target. Program terminates near target.
|| Fly in formation with Target.
Program continues until terminated by pilot.
|| Dock on to target
|| Match velocity with
* Not available in
Section: 5 - Using The Starmap