Joona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1750 times:
In order to do a LAND 2 or LAND 3, you'll need a panel with at least two/three APs in it. The default AP that comes with the default panels sucks a big time. The same goes for it's APP mode. You can fly the approach using the APP mode (which btw. never works correctly on my FS2000...) but you should disconnect it at last at 500ft, and from there, continue manually all the way to the runway.
When doing a LAND 3, you can actually let the autopilot fly the approach all the way to the landing and do an automatic FLARE and ROLLOUT. This is called the LAND 3, which is a full Autoland. I'm telling you, sometimes when at morning, after a 10 hour flight, and you sleep 8 seconds out of 10 ( ), it is really good to have the LAND 3 capability on board...
One of the panels which includes this is the 767 Pilot In Command. It is a commercial, but once you get it, you can never even think of flying without it....
N139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1732 times:
Well i actually practice ILS appr. with autopilot it my cessna 182 on FS2K. I fly with autopilot until I am about 200 ft. above. Then I disengage, and let it glide to the r/w. It is not difficult. Just keep a hand on the throttle, and watch the ILS needles. It works fine for me.
Timbo From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1733 times:
Phoenix Simulation Software's 747-400 also has a full working LAND-3 autoland. (I'm still figuring it out though ) Although it's payware, it's worth the money. I have yet to find any good freeware 747 panels on the internet so your best bet is to buy one.
N139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1721 times:
I agree that manuals are the best, but when weather is bad, I always like to know how to use the APR func. of AP. That is why I practice sometimes. I have yet to try it in an airliner though. I like flying the cessnas and other small planes.