|Quoting A330Fan1 (Thread starter):|
hey fellow flight simmers, i've got a few questions (FS2002 is the program at hand)
1) how do you do screenshots?
2) can someone walk me through a proper landing procedure, i.e., using ILS etc etc
For 1: Have a look through avsim, or google it. There's a utlility called Fraps (or Fraps99). You can setup a hotkey to take screenshots, make videos of your FS
flight, all that. It's payware, but in free-mode, you can still use it. The restriction is that the screenshots will only be saved in bit-map format, whereas in the registered version, you can change the format. Plus it unlocks a few other things. It's pretty neat, and now I'm cleaning out many unwanted screenshots
That said, if you use it, becareful to not have the hotkey activated or else it will keep on taking screenshots and if you're using the free-mode of the program, those bmp files can fill up your hard drive.
2. As for setting up the landings, it's not that hard. If you have your flight planner, go to your destination airport, and move your mouse over the green bands. You'll get an ILS frequency there. Enter that into your Nav 1 (or Nav 2 then click standby). I turn on the marker also.
Then listen to ATC for vectors for approach and when on you get the final vectors, hit LOCaliser. When it intercepts the ILS, hit APP (for approach) and the computers should guide you in. I could never do an autopilot landing in either the learjet or the Boeings, but now I fly the PSS Airbus and those work fine. That's even easier there since, the ILS frequecies are in the MCDU database, and so when ATC gives you the runway, you select that and the ILS frequency is automatically added, and you don't have to do anything, except hit the loc button and the plane will guide itself in (providing your CG and fuel are calcuated correctly) and land.
Just remember to cut the throttles to idle at about 15 feet and flare up (in any of the planes).
I might have missed some things as I'm at work and not in front of FS9, but I hope you get the general idea.
[Edited 2005-03-23 16:24:24]
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