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    Posted: 15 Jun 2016 at 12:34am
Hi to all
I have a problem regarding the ILS approach with the great MD 81/82 Jetliner (and his little brother MD87 as well)
During an ILS approach the plane don't descent after the glideslope intercept
These are the procedures I follow (as the tutorial flight) prior to landing
-Tuning the localizer freq and course for the runway i have to land
-Descending to the localizer intercept altitude (as ATC instructions)
-At the localizer altitude I select the VOR LOC mode in the autopilot: the plane lines up to the runway but don't follow the glideslope and then don't descent
What I miss?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hifly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jun 2016 at 6:44pm
IIRC  you need to engage the Approach APP  mode. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flightmaster2015 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 9:07am
With ILS button?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hifly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 5:04pm
It's been a while since I flew the MD81, I'll check this evening and get back to you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flightmaster2015 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 5:31pm
Originally posted by hifly hifly wrote:

It's been a while since I flew the MD81, I'll check this evening and get back to you.

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Yes it is the ILS button, as long as you are below the glideslope altitude. The default FSX ATC is not always reliable especially on approaches. 
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Ok thanks :) I have to engage the VOR LOC to intercept the localizer,then,when im aligned with the runway and above the glideslope level i'll engage the ILS :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote hifly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jun 2016 at 9:55pm
Correct except you need to be BELOW the glideslope level before engaging ILS. This applies to all aircraft.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hifly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2016 at 9:14pm
You're welcome. The MD 81-2 is one of, if not the best in the F-Lite range.
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I agree :)
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