There are a few topics brewing already, but I thought I’d create one that just lets people talk about auto land itself without distracting from tutorials, bugs, and the other stuff out there.
To start with I just tried my second auto land. The first went horribly wrong - should have read the instructions first. I came in at an airport all set up to land thinking it was just a case of pushing the button and let it happen. Didn’t know I had to set the darn thing first. So right at the critical moment at 5 or so miles, I pushed the button and… my plane veered in a different direction gained altitude and just flew off God knows where. Maybe this is what happened to the missing airliner in the Indian Ocean.
Anyway, after a quick read of the posts I figured out you had to actually hold down the GPS ILS message at the bottom right of the screen to get all the runway landing options. Having set the desired runway in my pre take off sequence I was good to go. Came in at FL 3000 at about 140 knots, flaps at 25’ spoilers armed , brakes on- just in case lol. And at about 13 miles I lowered the gear (early, I know but hey, I was’t taking chances) and pushed the magic button.
EXCELLENT! It was a bit disconcerting though handing over control but all I remember thinking was how come
I can’t get such a perfect ILS landing?
Anyway great feature, will be using it heaps, now have a new favourite plane, and I can’t wait for the feature to roll out to all my birds.