Plane drifting away from centreline on final approach.

Hey everyone, lately I’ve been experiencing trouble keeping my plane on centreline on final approach. It really messes up my landing either resulting in a go around or just landing extremely late. Everything will be lined up perfectly, then the plane just casually drifts away from centreline and I have to correct it which takes my focus away from landing. I’ve tried many options but it just doesn’t seem to work well, does anyone have any solutions? How does everyone else keep there phone steady while on final approach? I know auto approach is an option but I prefer manual landings.

EDIT: This is not due to crosswind. This happens no matter the direction and speed of the wind.

Edit 2: Issue has been resolved, thanks for the help! :)

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Hmm, is there wind/crosswind when you land?

I recommend you take a look at the https://community.infiniteflight.com/c/tutorials/flight category for tutorials for landing ;)

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As @AlphaSeven mentioned above, there might be crosswind while you are landing. Or you need to calibrate the device :)

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Have a look at these

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Winds are usually fine, I either have a headwind sometimes a crosswind but I can crosswind land fairly well. It’s mainly that I think my phone is ever so slightly uneven causing me to casually drift from the centre line. It happens on takeoff too, except I usually just active the autopilot right after takeoff to prevent that.

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Just a question and i mean it respectfully, do you know how to read the wind direction reader that we can see on the bottom, or in the HUD view?

Or it could be your just landing too hard and aren’t using rudder regardless, you have to use rudder to keep you centred…

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Yes, I don’t believe it’s from the wind though as I tried this in a solo flight with 0 knot head winds and it still happened…

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the rudder helps alot

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what’s the average of your VS when you land? Because if your landing too hard it can do stuff like this. Maybe try a slower landing speeding, as i said before you need rudder to prevent such like this

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It depends but I usually try for -600 and then once I get to about 200 ft AGL I level out at around -200 or -100. I believe it’s more of a issue with the way I’m holding my phone, like I’m holding every so slightly to the right causing the plane to turn to the right. When you are landing where do your rest your device or do you have a joystick?

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Try reducing the sensitivity?

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Maybe, thanks for the responses anyways, I figured it would be a bit difficult of a topic since it’s device side and not the weather side. I’ll see what I can do. :)

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Reducing sensibility helped me improve my landings, you may want to try this.

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Before landing : 200, 100, 50, 40, 30, 20, POWER 0%, 10, RUDDER ALIGNMENT, TOUCHDOWN, RUDDER ±OFF

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When you get to about 200? That’s way too early, more like 15-20 feet agl, when you’re drifting away from the centreline, if you have your yoke in the status bar is it turning to one side? That means that you’re making it turn slightly so you should try and keep it level, also, does your fpv drift to one side without any aileron input? If your just keep you fpv on the centreline you should be fine

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What’s his landing speed

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Or has he not said because I would like to know

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Landing speeds vary depending on the aircraft and its weight. But usually a b737 lands with a speed around 140kt

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Ya but did @Airborne_Canuck say his landing speed

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Nope not that i can see

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