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ILS APR-hold Autopilot In FS2002?  
User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7954 times:

When I manually fly the aircraft to the glideslope or even on the glideslope like during a usual manual landing (which I always do) the autopilot does not work at all when I choose "APR-hold". The autopilot doesn't do anything (sometimes one single aileron input) and the aircraft will leave the glideslope pretty soon.
How can you perform an autopilot ILS landing? It used to work in FS98 so I know what I'm talking about but it doesn't work in FS2002. Does it have to do with the angle you hit the glideslope? Why doesn't the AP simply hold the glideslope if I'm already on the right way?

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User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7897 times:

Try landing without the autopilot. It's MUCH more fun that way.

User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7886 times:

That's what I've always done. Just wanna see how the AP works in this case.
Landing with the AP isn't flight sim, is it? VFR in 15 kts crosswind, OK. Holding the ILS by yourself with help of the panel, OK.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7883 times:

engage not only the APR hold but also the autopilot itself. Just pressing APR hold with the AP disabled will not turn on the AP.
Also make sure you have an ILS selected and active and the Nav/GPS switch set to Nav.
Approach the localiser within 30 degrees and from slightly below.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineCosync From Mexico, joined Nov 2001, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 7881 times:

hehe jwenting.
me and u should fly on the net some time. I love ils approaches Smile i just hate it when u have to quickly get another frequencie cause u thought the active runway for the airport was on the other side Sad stupid microsoft.

User currently offlineW_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7866 times:

Yea, like Jwenting said, make sure you have tuned your OBS in and the nav. frequency is correct. Then turn on APR hold and then click on AP.
That should do it!!

User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7821 times:

Oh my god, I'm not stupid and I've spent hundreds of hours with MSFS since I had a black and white version of it when was in 1st grade.
I didn't forget any of the things you've mentioned.

User currently offlineKALB From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 7808 times:

Are you maintaining enough airspeed, so as not to drift below the glideslope once the autopilot and APR funtions are engaged? I find the ILS works just as well in FS2K2 as in the previous versions.

User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7784 times:

The APR button is fiesty on FS2002. Before turning it on, make sure that you're exaclty on the glideslope, and then turn it on. Don't have the APR get you on the ILS, b/c it won't work (which might be what's happening in your case)./

User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7789 times:

I have only been playing with FS2002 for a couple days, but I have been successfull in getting it intercept the glideslope with no problem. The only difference between the APR mode in 2002 and the APR mode in earlier versions is that it will not intercept the glideslope if you are above it. If you are below the glide slope it will intercept without a problem. MS said they did it that way on purspose to make it more realistic.

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