FS2002 - Why
do FS2002 planes have such trouble doing ILS landings,
this was never a problem in FS2000?
This was caused by
Microsoft redesigning the way aircraft work in 2002.
Basically, the autopilot functions used to reside in a
section of the .air file - in particular the airspeed
control and ILS capture, both laterally and glideslope -
which worked well in FS2000.
In 2002 these
parameters have been moved to the aircraft.cfg, and while
MS have a comprehensive SDK in beta, together with a
fairly good Flight Dynamics Editor, it is pretty clear
that something has gone astray in the default planes.
Third party aircraft have been very hard hit and many
users are experiencing huge problems with a variety of
autopilot functions including ILS capture, dutch rolling
and pitch anomolies.
The problem is that
this won't be solved until either (1) Microsoft patch
2002 - and at the time of writing there is no hint of
whether they are even considering this; or (2) the third-party
developers get their heads around the SDKs - once they
are released and fix the planes.