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Instrument Landing System

4,444 FlyingPotato_131  5 months ago

An ILS that works with all stock runways and any custom landing zone. Now foggy weather can actually be used without you getting lost! Also it doesn't appear by default bc I made a toggle button but you can still grab it by clicking the corner of the navball. I used my most recent aircraft as an example plane.
The glideslope angle can be changed by editing the glideangle variable
You are welcome to modify the ILS and use it on your planes, it would be nice if you give credit as well)


(I won't cover how to use ILS in general, google does a better job at that)

Runway Selection

This ILS uses 4 variables to describe a runway - latitude, longitude, altitude and heading (for simplicity I pretended the localizer is always 2 km away from the start of the runway). These can be inputted manually (by selecting the variable next to the display and using the numpad on the right, also the negative key doesn't work when the variable is 0) or set to one of the stock runways (the white keypad next to it, the keys are labeled when you hover over them). On approach it works as a standard ILS.


The compass has 2 additional indicators. The thin indicator shows the runway heading. The thick one points to the outer marker beacon (always 8 km away for simplicity).

Custom Runways

You can create buttons for your own runways (for example on modded maps).
Add buttons with inputs as codenames for your runways (le'ts call them rw1, rw2 and rw3)
Add these variables:
rwlat = rw1=0?(rw2=0?(rw3=0?rwlat:lat3):lat2):lat1
rwlon = rw1=0?(rw2=0?(rw3=0?rwlon:lon3):lon2):lon1
rwhead = rw1=0?(rw2=0?(rw3=0?rwhead:head3):head2):head1
rwalt = rw1=0?(rw2=0?(rw3=0?rwalt:alt3):alt2):alt1
where lat#, lon#, head# and alt# are the variable states for rw#
Then add these (they must go after the other 4):
rw1 = 0
rw2 = 0
rw3 = 0


the ILS itself


variables display (the 2 at the bottom are the aircraft's Lat and Lon)



General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 39.4ft (12.0m)
  • Length 52.5ft (16.0m)
  • Height 13.5ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight N/A
  • Loaded Weight 13,460lbs (6,105kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 5.008
  • Wing Loading 19.0lbs/ft2 (92.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 707.7ft2 (65.8m2)
  • Drag Points 5274


  • Number of Parts 379
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 1,656
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    @BlackWidowSquadron there's buttons for both runways (ygr01L and ygr01R I think)
    If you want to input manually lat 50846 lon 26021 head 009 alt 370

    +1 5 months ago
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    @FlyingPotato_131 What is the code for Yeager on the keypad?

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    @GuyFolk flying blind is why these things exist irl lmao)

    +2 5 months ago
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    @GuyFolk np

    +1 5 months ago
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    67.0k GuyFolk

    Thanks for showing me this amazing work.

    This really work, I can landing blind using this.

    +3 5 months ago
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    18.2k klm747klm747

    @PlaneFlightX the trio of ILS @FlyingPotato_131

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    6,375 Deandash

    NICE WORK!I have made a guiding destination system which accroding to its LA&LO,when the date was setting on runway,the heading guide will similar with the run way's heading.I can rely on this to judge whether plane head the runway's centre

    +2 5 months ago
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    11.2k shipster

    Nice! This game has made huge advances in the last three years. Very well done! Very clever.

    +2 5 months ago
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    33.6k PlaneFlightX

    Wow! I've made something similar, and a user by the name of zwen has too, but this looks like it has more functions! Good job, and I will use this in my upcoming SWL-120.

    +2 5 months ago
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    @GorillaGuerrilla I am most definitely not a coding master, this is nothing compared to, say, planarialab's HUD. You are more than welcome to modify and use the ILS on your planes! (I may have forgotten to state that in the description)

    +2 5 months ago
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    1,227 Harder258

    You are a genious!

    +2 5 months ago
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    @FlyingPotato_131 dang, i have been looking for this since i started sp 3 months ago, all i have seen was a stick and piston version of this thing. thank you so much for this and you are a coding master, you made this thing looks so easy to code while i was scratching my way all the way to the hanger trying to figure out how to turn the physical one into this code (well i never liked any coding to begin with) anyways superb work on this. can i do a modification to this and use this ILS system on my new planes? of cos credit will be given to this wonderful work.

    +2 5 months ago
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    8,164 Echostar

    @FlyingPotato_131 Amazing panel and great plane!

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    @GuyFolk maybe you can use this in the F-16C

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    1,869 OrderlyHippo

    @Ummmhelli If you are in a plane, probably. If you In a boat I’d say you’re chances are 50:50. If are flying without those, I’d say your chances are quite low. Happy flying :P

    +2 5 months ago
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    @Ummmhelli if you used to crash from not landing in the correct place then yes

    +1 5 months ago
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    Can i finally land and not crash my aircraft with this?

    +1 5 months ago