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    IMO lights question

    Hi,

    This may sound like a silly question for someone who has his student pilots licence, but in what circumstances should the Inner, Middle and Outer marker lights illuminate.

    Here is why I ask:

    I have built a cockpit (generic cessna) and have built all the FSBus boards, coded nearly everything, and I have have just finished coding the IMO lights.

    In order to test that they are working exactly the same as the software, I need the software IMO lights to illuminate.

    I have flown lots of approaches with ILS, vfr, vor approaches, but the Lights in the software don't light up.

    I know that the Outer should light about 4nm out, middle about 1 to 2nm and the inner should light just over the threshold.

    I thought these illuminated under all circumstances, even if you are just doing touch and goes with out nav assistance.

    Love to know what I am doing wrong.

    Thanks
    David

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    Re: IMO lights question

    They are supposed to work all the time.
    In real life, here in Canada they have been discontinued, still on in the US I think.
    They should light up, in FS9 at least, automatically.
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    Re: IMO lights question

    So I don't have to set anything for them to work when I'm flying?

    I am not sure if they have been discontinued in Australia, but I would think that they would still work in FSX anyway.

    Perhaps I'll try a US approach. Can you suggest one where you know the IMO lights work?

    Thanks

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