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ILS function : Why does the glide slope stop at about 1.3 miles from threshold?


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Henny Joosten
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Hello Tim,

I already posted the compliments about version 3.0.4. for Android.
Still I have a wish / question:
Yesterday we tried an ILS approach at our airport. It works great but when we are about 1.3 miles away from the threshold the horizontal glideslope indicator dissapears. I thought there was a discussion or an explanation earlier but I couldn't find it again.

I know that on the Gamin this was also intentionally done. Personally I think it can be very helpful if you can make a full IFR ILS approach when in an extreme situation.
Please be so kind to explane it to me Tim.
Thanks a lot!

Regards,
Henny.
Tim Dawson
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The SkyDemon glideslope indication cuts out below 500ft above threshold elevation. This is deliberate and is because we are trying to limit our risk exposure.
Henny Joosten
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Thanks for answering my question Tim.
I don't know if there are legal risks for Skydemon. I can understand that you are careful with any risk. Still I think it could be more secure for us to have the vertical glideslope indicator disappearing at 200 ft above the threshold altitude because then you should see the runway. If not you have to divert to elsewhere.
So, if not possible for Skydemon to enhance this it's fine; still working perfect!
Thanks again,
Kind regards,
Henny.
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