Trying to get the right setup for instrument approaches and am having a tough time getting the speed and flaps set at the appropriate time on an autopilot approach.
Let’s take a standard ILS approach with a procedure turn on the outbound leg. The SR20 manual would have you fly 120 KIAS on the outbound leg, PT and inbound leg with 22" MP. Once established on the glide slope you reduce power to 17" and put on 50% flaps.
And this is where I am having trouble. The S-tec will be on NAV APR and GS but when you kick on the flaps the plane floats well above the glide slope and will either reestablish by pushing the nose down or just lose the signal all together. So either I am too fast or too high.
Also, at what point down the glide slope do you transition from 100 KIAS 50% flaps to 80 KIAS with 100% flaps. I’ve been leaving the flaps at 50% and splitting the difference with 90 KIAS at the missed approach point because I know if I kick on the full flaps, the plane will float and I’ll end up being either too high or too fast again.
By hand flying, I could avoid all the bobbles but is there a technique to using the autopilot which can smooth out the ride and give me and my passengers a nice stable approach.