In several manuals detailing the autoflight systems of some aircraft, it is common to see the VOR/LOC capture mode have something called a 'course cut limit.' What is this term referring to? I am writing the code for a 747 autopilot based on the gain values given by NASA, and the VOR mode description includes the line "A 34 degree course cut limit is provided."
I have tried googling for this answer but all I could find was some vague definitions saying that this is a guidance control parameter limiting the intercept angle of a capture mode.
So in my example, does this mean that the autopilot will turn my 747 to intercept at no more than a 34 degree angle? If so, at what point does this turn occur? Is it when the capture submode engages? It can't be before that, as before that the autopilot is still referenced to the heading bug while waiting for an intercept/capture.