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Autoland?

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Michael Thomas (SteveT) Chief Captain

Hi,

How do I work Autoland in FS2004?

I have never tried not landing manually and I just wanted to have a go at letting the plane land itself instead

Thanks

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Tailhook Chief Captain

You'll have to look through these and see which one suits you best Mike Arrow http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=autoland&CatID=fs2004&Go=Search

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Michael Thomas (SteveT) Chief Captain

OK Thank You Tailhook Wink

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Michael Thomas (SteveT) Chief Captain

On that link you gave me there is a panel that I already use for my A319 - the 'greg737' one.

How do I actually engage the autoland on that particular panel. If you want to see what the panel looks like then there picture with it.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

About greg's panel: Make sure you install it correctly. Once that's done, you can read this in the readme file:

Auto Land version 2.

Following pre-conditions are assumed:
1. Your are heading towards an ILS-slope with at least 10 nm left to the airport.
Your heading should not differ more than +-40 degrees from the runway.
2. You have tuned the ILS-frequency on Nav1-radio.
3. You have an altitude of at least 2000 ft above ground.
4. Your speed is not above 250 kt.

When aboved stated preconditions are fulfilled, you simply click at the gauge and everything will be set.
In short, the following happens:
1. ILS-approach mode is selected.
2. Speed is reduced.
3. Flaps are extended.
At radio-altitude 1500 ft:
4. Speed is reduced once again.
5. Flaps extended to maximum.
6. Gear is lowered.
7. Landing lights on
8. Spoilers armed.
At radio-altitude 50 ft:
9. AP and auto-throttle is disengaged.
At touch-down:
10. Full brakes applied.
11. Flaps retracted.
At full stop:
12. Spoilers disengaged.
13. The gauge is resetted.

Remember that you can always change the settings at the auto pilot panel although the gauge is activated. You can also disengage the gauge whenever you want during the approach. This make it easy to practice different things at different times.

There are also gauges in the link I gave you which you could experiment with.
Additionally, on the second page is David Maltby's Hawker Siddeley Trident package which according to the file description has 'Full Autoland capability.' Might be worthwhile checking that one out as well.

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Michael Thomas (SteveT) Chief Captain

Cool Thanks Tailhook Smile

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Have fun -- make sure you're strapped into an ejector seat... just in case Very Happy

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