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  1. C-130 Anyone flying the Captain Sim C-130? If so, let me know if you're experiencing the same issues with the glideslope, described below. I've a few issues with it that I'm wondering about: One is covered elsewhere in MH and has to do with flying the C-130 in AH where the electrics go out immediately after takeoff. The solution to this problem has been to accept the default panel conditions and start the engines with Cntl-E. This problem doesn't affect AI pilots. The latest one that is tripping me up a little bit is the glide slope indications. GS capture seems to go well, the needle coming alive where it's expected - then all visuals go wrong. If I fly the needle the VASI (or more modern equivalents) is always indicating that I'm way too high. If I bring the aircraft up to match the needle I break out over the opposite end of the runway (it's that bad). My first few approaches resulted in go-arounds when there was nothing in sight at DH. Took me a second to realise there was nothing there because it was behind me. At first I thought it might be a glitch with the airport I was heading into, in that case CYYJ. CYYJ has a localizer problem in FSX where the localizer is off to the right of the runway (27), but there is a fix available and it is installed. So I was blaming the airport programming, initially. That is; until I did a few circuits and visual approaches in CAVU WX conditions. This detected the VASIS versus GS needle discrepancy. Also the "Don't Sink!" and "Pull Up!" verbal cockpit warnings which can be very distracting when you know you're way above the GS. These warnings are tied to the needle position so, naturally, start nagging you if the GS is turned on during a normal visual approach. Still convinced this was an airport programming problem, I flew off to CYVR for some circuit work on 26R. Same problem. I'm convinced there is an issue with the aircraft programming and have no idea how to go about repairing this. It will likely be buried somewhere in the gauge settings. I might play about with replacing the stock ADI with one out of the stock FSX aircraft group (I have gauge programming software, but not a lot of expertise). I have already done this as I have GS in my Aerosoft Beavers, not a stock item. This was a pretty simple gauge swap and might solve the problem that I'm having with the C-130. Comments or suggestions welcome.
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