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Postby jestepp65 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:45 am

I want to use autopilot to take me to my destination and i would love to learn how to do an ILS landing but i can save that for later. I would like to know how to tern on LNAV like i do in B767 and then click AP and it works. It seems to be a lot different in the CRJ700ER.

Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Bombardier CRJ700 Family AutoPilot

Postby sp-lcz » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:08 am

Hi jestepp65,

For LNAV you have to choose NAV source for FMS. Of course I assume that you provided your route. After you push NAV button and it works like LNAV.

For ILS: I assume that you provided runway frequency and course. When you will be on the right way to runway you have to change NAV source for NAV1 - it is localizer. Next, push button approach / ils.

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Re: Bombardier CRJ700 Family AutoPilot

Postby jestepp65 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:45 pm

So i push the NAV button then push Autopilot. Also, i land myself, i never have done ILS but thanks for letting me know how to do that! :D
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Re: Bombardier CRJ700 Family AutoPilot

Postby jestepp65 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:01 pm

I tried it and it didn't work. I entered my route in the route manager and pressed active. i took off the runway and climbed to high as i thought was good to let AP take over. I pressed AP and it started to take me the wrong direction immediately. What am i doing wrong?
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Re: Bombardier CRJ700 Family AutoPilot

Postby sp-lcz » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:44 pm

I would like to put here screenshots but actually I am away from my PC. I try to describe as I remember based on F11/F12... of course you can do it the same by a/p 3D panel.

LNAV:
1. Route Manager: filled and active
2. F11 open a/p window
3. Press two or three times NAV SOURCE ... you should see FMS (not NAV1 or NAV2)
4. Press NAV button to activate navigation mode - LNAV is active, after takeoff when you activate AP your plane should fly with defined route.

For ILS:
1. F12 open radio panel
2. For NAV1 put runway frequency and course
3. When you will be on correct way to runway , and correct altitude open F11 AP panel
4. Change NAV SOURCE from FMS to NAV1 - localizer is active
5. By pressing ILS or APPR (I don't remember exactly) on AP panel (F11) your plane should land with ils.

Give me an information if it works for you, if not I will prepare guide with screenshots...

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Re: Bombardier CRJ700 Family AutoPilot

Postby jestepp65 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:17 pm

Hi,

I am gonna go test it now! I will comment again if it works! Thanks so much for the detailed guide :D that really helped me so much :D :D :D
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Re: Bombardier CRJ700 Family AutoPilot

Postby jestepp65 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:27 pm

Hi,

I have not tried ILS because i would prefer landing myself. But so far the autopilot works well with my root manager settings! I appreciate your specific guidelines, it helped me greatly :D
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Re: Bombardier CRJ700 Family AutoPilot

Postby sp-lcz » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:16 am

Great! Happy to hear that!
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