Hi, a Newbie here, and I have a specific problem with using an ILS approach with the Harrier GR7 Freeware by IRIS and as modded by Rob Barendregt. I have emailed him and he suggest I ask a question on here as he hasn't come across the problem, so here is a brief outline:-
I have been trying an ILS approach with this aircraft, I do a lot of them (I'm not a good pilot so need to rely on any help I can get ha ha ) so I'm fairly happy that I am not doing anything classically wrong.
The aircraft certainly picks up the LOC as I approach at a 45 degree angle and the aircraft turns in on course. On the Harrier I can see the LOC indicator on the left display but I can't see the normal GS indicator, am I missing something?
I usually approach from about 2,500 feet at 150 KIA with flaps down two notches. For most other aircraft this works fine. Normally, at about two miles out the AltHold switches off and the aircraft starts it's descent, but that doesn't happen with the Harrier, it just goes on blindly at whatever Alt I have set and will overfly the runway if I don't intercede. I have noticed that sometimes when I first switch the ILS Hold on, it immediately switches off the AltHold, maybe that's a problem anyway.
In the past I have found on certain airports the ILS frequency published in FSX is wrong or, that the published frequency is actually the Back Course especially where the same frequency is issued for the opposing runways but I guess that's Microsoft for you. However, I have tried the Harrier on a number of different airports and it's always a problem so that's what makes me think it's the Harrier that's at fault.
I suppose you could say, why bother with an ILS approach when the Harrier can run in at 250 Knots, slam the brakes on and then hovver-land (what a great aircraft), but I also like to land conventionally sometimes and in bad weather too.
Anybody have the same problem or can offer any solutions.