Tracker Posted May 26 Report Share Posted May 26 Flying an M20R with G1000 and with an stec 55x autopilot. Before flying this wonderful airplane my procedure for ifr approaches was to fly to minimums and if I acquire adequate runways indications apply landing flaps and land. With Stec autopilot I disengage the autopilot at 1000 feet fly the rest of the approach by hand and use the landing flaps as above. If I miss I start the missed procedure, engage the autopilot on hdg and vs mode at 1000 feet and engage the nav mode after I have sequenced the gps to missed procedure. I recently flew with an instructor in a Diamond twin star simulator to improve my IFR skills. He suggested that I let the autopilot go down to minimums and if landing don’t drop the remaining flaps and trim should be correct. The pluses of my technique I think is I have a feel for the plane for at least for a minute before I land and I use full flaps. The instructor’s technique would allow me to concentrate on runway acquisition and not change the aircraft configuration close to the ground. Down side a lot to do in a missed with no go around button and only takeoff flaps. Interested in how others fly the last segment of the approach (particularly with G1000 and the Stec 55x) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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