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How do autopilots maintain/adapt wind crab angle while flying a certain course over the ground?

Assuming you mean wind correction angle, that’s simple: they don’t. When in NAV mode, the autopilot‘s sole task is keeping the needle centered, and it will turn the plane (using ailerons, plus yaw ...
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How do autopilots maintain/adapt wind crab angle while flying a certain course over the ground?

This isn't intended to be a complete answer, but rather to support other existing answers simply by pointing out that there's no difference in the techniques that would be used to maintain an ...
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How do autopilots maintain/adapt wind crab angle while flying a certain course over the ground?

As a general rule, it would be ailerons. If I’m hand-flying and need to make a few degrees of course heading change to follow a course, I’m going to to do this coordinated, with aileron and rudder ...
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What does the term "Course Cut Limit" mean in relation to an autopilot?

After some digging, I came across a swell piece of information in a Qantas 747 maintenance training course about the autopilot, describing the INS capture function: "When crosstrack distance is ...

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