FSX/FS2004/P3D – Generic GCA Gauge V2.1

FSX/FS2004/P3D – Generic GCA Gauge V2.1. This V2.1 (October 2019) package contains three Ground Controlled Approach modules: Approach Pattern Control (APC), Precision Approach Radar (PAR), and a custom Autopilot (AP). You can request Pattern Control from 20 to 30 miles out, andthe Approach Controller will set you up for a downwind, dogleg, or straight-in approach leading to a glideslope intercept from which to start the final descent. Taking over at the intercept, the PAR Controller will talk you down until “over the runway.” The processes can be run either in “auto-learn” mode or in a range of manual modes creating challenges of varying difficulty. The project is highly indebted to Karol Chlebowski’s AILA (Airborne Instrument Landing Approach) gauge, adapted by permission of the author, and Doug Dawson’s sound gauge. FS9-specific modifications by Tom Gibson, historical research by Tom Harnish, GCA gauges and manual by Manfred Jahn. See https://youtu.be/MkCGDW1idm8 for a brief introductory video. V2.1 changes include: quick sound setup test; menu items grayed out when not ready; activation of autopilot at user’s discretion; ‘semi-automatic mode’ now available for both Pattern Control and Precision Approach; better setup options for straight-in Precision Approach; improved sequencing of glidepath and centerline callouts; synchronized heading callouts in autopilot and manual modes; “slightly above/below glidepath” added to height callouts; left/right orientation bug added to centerline offset number; revised manual.

By Manfred Jahn

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