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Aligning With The Runway  
User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

As i mentioned elsewhere on this forum, i have trouble landing on the runway. Usually i land to the left or right of the rwy. Why is this so?

What should the 'Course' setting be? I set it to the rwy alignment. Is this correct? How does this affect the Approach?

Also why does the aircraft make a sudden dive if the APPROACH hold is kept on? I usually disconnect it around 4 nm out. But if i dont, the acft makes a dive on the rwy! What am i doing wrong? Or is it a problem with FS98?

Any help would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

The course setting (OBS) will not affect the ILS, it will only affect VOR navigation. It does, though, help you "visualize" the instrument approach if you set the OBS to runway heading.
The Approach Hold function is not an autoland function. Therefore it will not flare over the threshold. You must disconnect it before the flare. It does not have a problem- it is doing exactly what you tell it to do, which is to follow the localizer and glideslope all of the way to the ground. Disconnect it before landing (at the middle marker is great) and flare about 50 feet AGL.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Also- let's say you're landing on runway 21 at some airport. The runways heading might not necessarily be 210, it could be anywhere between 206 and 215 degrees-the same happens to me.


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User currently offlineN1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

takes practise to get it right, get FSNav for corrrect OBS settings for every rwy in Fs98, www.simviation.com or www.flightsim.com chould have it

User currently offlineIndianGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

I do have FSNav.

Wonder what the problem is?

User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

"Hover" your mouse over the end of the runway you need the heading for in FSNav. In the box that pops up will the be the heading to put into the OBS. Also, sometimes the APP function is not always perfect and will land you left or right of centerline.

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