There was a complete design change on how the TFR mode is implemented. In our previous versions the TF reference was incorporated in to the ALT command window as we didn't want any more/bigger popup windows. With the introduction of the E-scope and the ability to hand fly the aircraft in a TF reference via the pitch steer bar, an addition the to the AP/Lighting panel was necessary. (Shift-5)
The TF reference clearances are now made via the TFR sub panel section of the AP/Lighting panel. There are now only 6 TF clearances available as in the real aircraft. The ALT command window now only provides bugs as a reference or for the command for ALT HOLD. Other notes include -
-Changing command ALT in ALT HOLD will not cause a "REF NOT ENGAGED" (realistic)
-Changing TF clearance while in AUTO TF or TF Pitch steer will not cause a "REF NOT ENGAGED" (realistic)
-"REF NOT ENGAGED" Light only illuminates when a lat/vert input channel has changed, not the data itself from the new channel. (realistic)
- In order to use AUTO TF or TF Pitch Steer the TF Radar must be on and not failed. A second set of controls for the TF Radar are included on the same TFR sub panel of the AP/Lighting panel. (realistic)
- A right click of the ALT command slew toggle will set the ALT command bugs to the current indicated altitude - for convenience. ( not realistic
These changes have been noted in the the Documents/F-111 Panel.htm but have not been noted in the "Autopilot" operation as changes/upgrades are being made nearly daily.
Thanks for the kind words.
I hope this can clarify the operation for your next virtual mission.