Finally, satisfied with the ship's orientation, the autopilot rested.
The autopilot of RI 276 had no intention of letting this happen, of course.
Had it been transmitting then, the autopilot would simply have homed on it.
Now he inserted it into the receiving tray of the autopilot and tripped a lever.
This either knocked out the autopilot or shocked it into submission.
And so they were, for all of three minutes, with the speed set at fifteen on autopilot.
Their passive-aggressive instincts are intact and on autopilot.
Jason hauled the control wheel into a tight turn and the autopilot gentled it to a soft curve.
The autopilot could not be shut off, it rode along with the manual controls, tempering foolish piloting.
The autopilot functioned perfectly, however, and Logan trusted it to the point of insouciance.