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Disengaging Approach Button Engages Altitude . . .

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I'm using the Friendly Panel 737 NG panel in the POSKY 737s and when landing on ILS and I'm close to the runway threshold I usually disengage the APPR button, the IAS button, and finally the A/P lever, usually in rapid succession, to execute the final touchdown. However, as soon as I disengage the APPR button, the ALT Hold switch and the IAS Hold switch automatically engage and I start to 'sail away' -- very frustrating.Is this normal behavior for a 737? Is there something in either the panel.cfg I can change or my FS9.cfg file that's messed up somehow? I'm also running (and often execute this procedure) from FSNavigator -- I'm also running FS Passengers and FDC Live Cockpit, but this behavior seems to happen even when I'm not running FSPax and FDC. I've also observed this IAS and ALT auto on behavior in some of my other air craft.Anybody know what's up?Thank you! :(

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Turn off the IAS speed hold.Turn off the autopilot.There's no need to fiddle with any other buttons/controls... :(

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Ah! Thanks! I'll give that a try -- I'm on approach at KLAX right now.Thanks!

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The keyboard shortcuts are 'Ctrl+R' (Airspeed Hold on/off) and 'Z' (AP Master on/off). Both can be done with left hand (long fingers?).Chuck BNapamule

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Thanks, Guys! These are the kinds of things I'm never sure HOW we're supposed to learn unless we flat out ask. I've got it all mapped to my CH Throttle Quad, so I know all the keys, commands, etc., -- everything but the proper procedure. :( Thank you again, both of you!

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Is this normal behavior for a 737?
Nope. In the real 737 once you have engaged APP you cannot disengage it without detuning the ILS, pressing TOGA or disconnecting the A/P.The real world procedure is prior to 50' to disconnect the A/T, the A/P (best in that order) and then land. In practice we normally disconnect as soon as we are configured to land and visual.

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