ATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10612 times:
Perfect need more help though.
When I am flying a free flight and I get close to the airport, how in the heck do I line up with the runway for a landing? I can't ever find the runway to land. Btw I am flying with the 738. Can't I set something in the instruments for it to line me up?
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9294 posts, RR: 42 Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 10600 times:
Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 2): When I am flying a free flight and I get close to the airport, how in the heck do I line up with the runway for a landing?
Just as in real life, you need to have an idea of the runway layout and where you are relative to it before you arrive.
I don't have FSX but I assume there is a way of bringing up the map view. On that, centre the airport and zoom in. When you can see individual runways you can decide which one you want to use and roughly how it's orientated relative to you. If you click on the airport, you can get details of the runways, such as heading, length and ILS frequency.
Another thing you can do is look at creating a flight plan before you start and follow it on the GPS, either manually or on autopilot. That way, you can set a waypoint that will set you up for your destination runway.
The bottom line is that you'll need to do some planning.
PJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10466 times:
The add on aircraft are great! They have the systems so well layed out I sometimes forget that I am at my house. It makes the default aircraft look bad! You should wait though for add on aircraft just for FSX, I have heard that the FS2004 add on aircraft dont work with FSX.
ATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10425 times:
Little Update on Captain Sim 757
So as YooYoo said above the aircraft in CaptainSim is MUCH more difficult to fly, so perhaps it is more realistic than the built in aircraft. I am having a problem with the autopilot in the 757 though.
So when I fly the 738 and need to change my heading, I just dial-in the new heading and the aircraft heads for it. In the 757 it seems I need to steer the aircraft to the correct heading and then click the "HOLD HEADING" button on the AP. I can't get the aircraft to steer itself to the new heading. Am I doing something wrong? Plus I am frequently stalling in the 757 compared to the 738.