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Hi,

Is anyone else having problems with autopilot ILS appraoch? I've only done 2 flights so far, but both times the autopilot did not follow the approach course or glideslope. This with the GPS off and both Nav coms set to the ILS approach frequency, and both times I was on the glide path well before the glideslope intercept. (Rwy 5 at KRDU and Rwy 24L at Kday).

Dale

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Not sure what you mean by both Nav coms set...

Only the NAV1 radio (in the GPS) steers the autopilot.

Does the HSI show the glideslope and localizer?

And is the autopilot set to APR?  :blush:

 

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I just did another flight into KRMN, and the autopilot followed the ILS perfectly. I can't say I did anything differently, so I will have to go back and try the KDAY approach again.

On the previous approaches, I was in NAV mode and the autopilot set to APR. The NAV2 shows the glidepath and glideslope if the approach frequency is entered. A nice cross reference, but you are correct that only NAV1 is linked to the autopilot.

Dale

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I was just wondering what you mean when you refer to the 'Glidepath' as opposed to the 'Glideslope'? I have yet to purchase the Ovation so I'm interested in any glaring potential problems!

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I'd guess that 'The NAV2 shows the glidepath and glideslope if the approach frequency is entered' was a typo as it doesn't make sense.

Should have been 'The NAV2 shows the glidepath and localizer if the approach frequency is entered'

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