Ok I'll get right to it, I appreciate any help available. These all pertain to the Learjet in FSX.
1) When I have my autopilot set to Nav to follow a radial on a vor, my learjet will turn to intercept the course, but overshoot it slightly. Then it will turn back to intercept the radial and again overshoot. This causes me to progress forward in a slight "S" pattern. What causes this and how can I fix it? I finally gave up and just switched the AP to HDG when the plane got close to the radial.
2) I sometimes have a hard time disengaging the autothrottle. I understand that the AT is independent of the rest of the AP system, so to completely disable autopilot, you have to turn off the AP Arm button AND the AT button. However, I did this on an ILS approach to ORD, and the plane still wouldn't respond to my throttle inputs (yoke inputs started working fine with the AP switch off). I TRIPLE confirmed that the SPD button light was off, I swear upon my life it was off, so why wouldn't the plane let me adjust speed? (I ended up overshooting the runway and hitting some houses on that one).
3) When you create a High Altitude Airways flight plan, IFR, through FSX's planner, how do you know when you're nearing an "intersection?" The planner puts together a flight plan with a few different VORs and intersections between them (the intersections are usually a point to adjust which radial on the VOR you're on). What I really need to know is how do I know when I've reached an intersection while traveling down a radial of a designated VOR? I'd like to know how to do this WITHOUT using the GPS (seems like cheating). The GPS has all the Intersections labeled for ease, but I'd rather know how to do it using the VOR instruments. FSX loads the flight plan data onto the kneeboard for reference. Is the information I need somewhere on that kneeboard?
4) Is this information that I could have obtained elsewhere? I really appreciate everyone's willingness to help, but I'm always striving to be self sufficient with my flight learning.
Thanks in advance for any input you can offer (especially throttle input[/badjoke])