View Full Version : Anybody whip the glidescope demon yet?
01-01-2002, 08:59 PM
Has anybody figured out how to make the LOC/GS capture better? I've tried removing the semi-colon from the autopilot line in the config. file but most of my planes are already edited that way and still don't lock on to the GS worth beans.
Any chance this will be addressed in a patch? Thanks
01-01-2002, 11:25 PM
Of course I mean "Glideslope"!
01-02-2002, 12:21 AM
Apparently Microsoft are the only one's who can banish this demon back to where it came from... I know, I've been annoyed with it too ever since I bought the sim. The ##### thing ruined one of my landings today at KSAN in the DF737 - sudden 2000fpm pitch-over, was near stall speed and couldn't pull it out and crashed... ARGHH!!
01-02-2002, 12:51 AM
Just have your aircraft completely configured for landing, flaps, gear and final approach speed. Then have a 200 fpm descent happening as your gs indicator centers, and you will not have any problems keeping locked to the glideslope.
01-02-2002, 02:27 AM
The above answer was exactly what I was going to say. Bring up the kneeboard and study how your aircraft should be configured on approach. If you are properly set for landing, the Glideslope will "catch" and guide you right in.
01-02-2002, 12:55 PM
If you haven't already done so, go to this link:
Flying the FS2K2 Autopilot by Bill Molony...it's excellent and works very well for me, even with the DF737.
01-02-2002, 01:00 PM
Yep flying it right means it flies, well, right...
If the behaviour on the GS is erratic then you're doing something wrong.
I actually like the way the aircraft behaves on the GS in FS2002, it IS more realistic, it IS more challenging, and it DOES encourage more landings to be hand-flown, as they should be.
If MS `patch` it as a sop to some simmers, then I can only hope that it is loaded as an option that I don't have to have.
Isn't it rewarding when you get it right..?
01-02-2002, 01:21 PM
Simon, amen to your post. I really have no problem with the ILS and GS lock just as it is. And, it is more challenging to fly the way it is. I will admit, I've found a few approaches with the GS to far to the right of the runway, but most times the localizer will take you down to the numbers.
If people would just try the appropriate procedures to set up for landing prior to locking on to ILS, fly GS to decision height, and then take over manually, landing the 737, 777, and 747 is a much more rewarding experience.
Just my opinion...
01-02-2002, 01:31 PM
eeeee Mother !
that was a reeeeeet good speech !!!!
bloody amateurs !!! :-lol
01-02-2002, 02:18 PM
Hmmm funny that all these people have this so called GS problem.... I've managed to autoland a 747 and 777 just by following ATC in. But there was no fun in that. Although it can sometimes help with the approach in bad weather I will always fly them in by hand at least the last tousand feet and couple of miles out.
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