Bug on lesson 2 : ILS approach

In the series pilot courses navigating instruments Rob Machado, there is a bug lesson 2: ILS approach.

So you just land on the runway and think you have finished with this lesson, the instructor will demand increase gasses then interrupts the lesson. Although the purpose of the lesson was conducted namely land using ILS, it is always frustrating to see a fully independent reset especially because of our desire. A bug !

This one can be fixed by changing a file used by this lesson.

- go to the installation directory and then in the FSX directory Lessons\instr

Example for installation in the default directory, the corresponding directory is
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Lessons\instr

- Using notepad (or any other text editor ...) open the file Lesson 2.abl
- Find the line containing the text if (cpOffice.Marker <> 0) then
Note that there are other references to the text cpOffice.Marker <> 0. The true line is in the block
case CaseFinal2:
Writeln ("CaseFinal2");
Writeln (fn1Str1Num("Marker = ",cpOffice.Marker));
if (cpOffice.Marker <> 0) then
fnSQ_Play("I2-33"); // There's the middle marker captian
fnSQ_ChangeState(CaseFinal2_1);
fnSQ_Synchronize;
endif;
endcase;


- Replace the content of the line with if ((VHFNAV1.DMEDistance < 2.5) or (cpOffice.Marker <> 0)) then
- Save the file.

You can now complete this lesson with all the compliments of the instructor.

Tutorial Flight Simulator X - Bug on lessoon 2 : ILS approach - FSX - Bug
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The Beechcraft King Air 350 autopilot



The autopilot is a device that automatically control the behavior of the device according to the type of the pilot settings.

This article will detail the autopilot fitted to the Beechcraft King Air 350.

This is a 'Google automated Translation' of http://artron-fsx.blogspot.fr/2010/06/le-pilote-automatique-du-beechcraft.html.




A - Autopilot activation button
This button is used to activate / deactivate the autopilot. When it is enabled, you no longer have control of the device. If no other button is pressed, the unit will only maintain the aircraft attitude.

B - Flight director (flight director) activation button
This button is used to activate / deactivate the flight director. Its use does not influence the behavior of the autopilot for the benefit of the latter is to use just when the autopilot is turned off. The role of the latter is to show how the instruments react autopilot if it was triggered.


For example, a path has been recorded on my GPS and I want to follow this path at an altitude of 6400.
On autopilot, I set the altitude to 6400 (I), I activate the Buckle altitude (D) and monitoring of the navigation mode (E). I do not activate the autopilot but the flight director.


A pink chevron appears on the artificial horizon indicator.

You just need to align the mark corresponding to the plane on the pink chevron to find the road and the desired altitude.

C - Course button
This button is used to activate / deactivate Buckle heading mode. Once activated, the unit will move to the selected from the selection window cap cap.

To change the course followed by the autopilot, using the selection button cap. This is usually placed in a corner of the HSI.

D - Buckle altitude button
This button allows you to enable / disable mode Buckle altitude. Once engaged, the aircraft will reach the altitude afichée in I.

E - Followed Navigation mode Button
This button allows you to enable / disable tracing a route in Navigation mode. The operation of the latter depends on the NAV / GPS switch.

If the switch is on NAV, the autopilot will join the tag captured on NAV1. If the switch is on GPS, the autopilot will follow the predefined route in the GPS.

F - Back course approach mode select button
This button functions as the selection button approach mode except that the glideslope is off and the opposite autopilot (left / right) the received signal.

G - Approach type select button
This button acts as the mouse tracking mode navigation (C). This is mainly useful during approach on runways equipped with ILS. The autopilot will then rejoin the track automatically (see tutorial Performing an IFR flight : landing ).

H - Yaw damper button
This button allows you to enable / disable the yaw damper. It eliminates the yaw and maintain coordination turns.

I - Altitude selected display
Altitude display followed by the autopilot when the altitude Buckle is engaged. This elevation can be changed using buttons up / down (G) or the mouse by placing the cursor on the altitude and using the dial to change.
Flight Simulator X tutorial - The Beechcraft King Air 350 autopilot - FSX - autopilot - tutorial
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The Maule M-7-260C Orion autopilot

Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

The autopilot is a device that automatically control the behavior of the device according to the type of the driver settings.

This article will detail the autopilot fitted to the Maule M-7-260C Orion.

This is a 'Google automated Translation' of http://artron-fsx.blogspot.fr/2010/06/le-pilote-automatique-du-maule-m-7-260c.html.


Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

A - Button autopilot activation
This button is used to activate / deactivate the autopilot. When it is enabled, you no longer have control of the device. If no other button is pressed, the unit will only maintain the aircraft attitude.


B - Button up course
This button is used to activate / deactivate Buckle heading mode. Once activated, the unit will move to the selected from the selection window cap cap.

To change the course followed by the autopilot, using the selection button cap. This is usually placed in a corner of the HSI.
Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

C - Button up in Navigation mode
This button allows you to enable / disable tracing a route in Navigation mode. The operation of the latter depends on the NAV / GPS switch.
Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

If the switch is on NAV, the autopilot will join the tag captured on NAV1. If the switch is on GPS, the autopilot will follow the predefined route in the GPS.

D - Select Button approach fashion
This button acts as the mouse tracking mode navigation (C). This is mainly useful during approach on runways equipped with ILS. The autopilot will then rejoin the track automatically (see tutorial Performing an IFR flight : the landing).

E - Selection Button back course approach mode
This button functions as the selection button approach mode except that the glideslope is off and the opposite autopilot (left / right) the received signal.

F - Button Buckle altitude
This button allows you to enable / disable mode Buckle altitude. Once engaged, the aircraft will reach the altitude afichée H to display vertical speed I.

H - Display the selected altitude
Altitude display followed by the autopilot when the altitude Buckle is engaged. This elevation can be changed using buttons up / down (G) or the mouse by placing the cursor on the altitude and using the dial to change.

I - Display the vertical speed
Display vertical speed used by the autopilot to re join the altidue selected when the altitude Buckle is engaged. To change the speed, position the mouse cursor on the value and use the wheel to change the value.


Tutoriel FSX-Le pilote automatique du Maule M-7-260C Orion

The display also shows which parameters are the autopilot engaged.
The image indicates that against the locking cap and the altitude lock is engaged. In case the altitude lock is not engaged, the elevation data is join and vertical speed are not displayed.

Flight Simulator X Tutorial - The Maule M-7-260C Orion autopilot - FSX
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ATIS

If you use the ATC in FSX, you probably noticed when you are in the vicinity of an airport (a certain size), an option on the ATIS.

This is a 'Google automated Translation' of http://artron-fsx.blogspot.fr/2010/05/latis.html.

ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service) is a message voice provided by the weather service from the airport. This loops over a predefined frequency.
To view it, (taking as an example a plane parked at Sydney International Airport), open the ATC [ ù ].
Choose  Set on Sydney ATIS 126,250 

A green band containing the message will scroll indefinitely at the top of the screen. 
Tutorial FSX-ATIS


For my example, the message received is as follows :

Information Sydney Airport Golf, 0153 zulu. Wind: calm. Visibility: greater than 20 nautical miles. Sky conditions: partly cloudy to 5700. Temperature: 15. Dew Point: 5.QNH 1013. ILS runway 34L and 34R ILS runway in use. Landing and departing Runway 34L and 34R runway. VFR aircraft should indicate their direction of flight. All devices must collate shutdown instructions. Inform your control at first contact you have received the information Mike.


That contains this message:
- Weather information
- Atmospheric pressure (QNH)
- The runways
- Information on the current procedures

From this information, you can make your first adjustment on the plane (if you have not taken off yet ...), the calibration of the altimeter. To calibrate the altimeter, you will find in the majority of cases knob in a corner of the dial corresponding to the altimeter. Use this button to adjust the air pressure provided by the ATIS, or simply press [ b ].


Tutorial FSX-ATIS

Tutorial Flight Simulator X - ATIS - FSX
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