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ILS Problem On FS2004

Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:41 pm

Hey gang!

I have recently installed FS2004 and made the switch from 2002, everything is fine except that when I am on an ILS approach the Autopilot seems to take over the plane and it becomes hard to control,

The aircraft does flight the glideslope sort of OK but still I would like to control the pitch and attitude,I was able to do that in FS2002 but not in 2004. even if I pull the stick right up the nose will not move! doing my research I found this bit on the autopilot section of the aircraft.cfg

use_no_default_pitch = 1 // 0 = Default to current pitch mode, 1 = No default pitch mode.
use_no_default_bank = 1 // 0 = Default to Wing Leveler mode, 1 = No

Now in FS2002 my Autopilot section was that bit before the bolds and in 2004 the part in bolds is added, if I delete that part it should work fine (I guess) but no matter what it always comes back! probably when the simulator is loaded that part is rewritten.

Do any of you know how to adjust those values in order that I can regain control of my Airplane.


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RE: ILS Problem On FS2004

Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:45 pm

I'm not sure if this will work since I've never tried it myself (I usually do manual landings which need a lot of improvements  Sad ) try pressing the NAV switch instead of the Appr switch when you come to intercept the ILS. Make sure the other switch (not sure what its called the one where you choose GPS or NAV) is set to NAV.

Hope this helps but as I said I never tried it myself.
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RE: ILS Problem On FS2004

Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:33 am

Hi christian!

well it is quite simple and maybe not good news,
but when you set the autopilot, just as in reality, it takes control of the entire aircraft, you won't have the choice anymore to control the elevators in FS2004.

My best suggestion is, align on the ILS with the autopilot, and switch off the master CMD, you are still able then to follow the glide path on the PFD (or whatever!) and do it all manually!

Also the autoland function is much improved, at least for add-on's!

Enjoy the exellent frames in FS2004 on the panel!
they are a great difference than FS2002!
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RE: ILS Problem On FS2004

Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:31 am

Unfortunately that's the way it is in FS2004, maybe they will fix these problems with a new update. Good news is that it is not a big problem on some aircraft such as the FFX737. Also try to stabalize the pitch trim before doing the ILS as that could cause your vertical controls to be non responsive.
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RE: ILS Problem On FS2004

Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:41 am

Thanks guys!

Today I flew from Malpensa to Sheremetyevo on the IFDG A321 and used the NAV for the approach and I could actually control the plane, it takes a while to align on the ILS but eventually you are on it and gently glided down to a smooth touchdown in SVO!

Thanks for the tips!

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