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JRBarrett

Problem with Fuel Control Levers

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I've noticed a small problem that I don't think I have seen reported before on this group - though I may have missed it...I use the NG as my default start-up situation in FS2004. I always shut down all systems at the conclusion of a flight, taking the cockpit back to a "cold & dark" scenario before saving.For some reason, when I load the saved flight, I always find the engine fuel control levers on the throttle quadrant on the "on" position. I have double checked that they are "off" before saving.This problem only began when I added the 800/900 to my existing 600/700 NG installation.I do realize that there are some switches and controls which always default to a particular setting upon loading, no matter what their previous state may have been, but I don't recall the fuel controls being in that category.Just a minor annoyance. I wasn't sure if this is a widespread problem, or something unique to my installation.Jim Barrett

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Jim... do not know if it is widespread but I have exactly the same situaton as you describe...not like it should be... but it does save me one step in the startup procedureb rgds Dick

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HiI'm almost 100% sure that this has been reported before - something to do with fs limitation, but i may be getting muddled up with all the other limitations ;) I'll do a search. This should be picked up when going through the checklist anyway :).Geoffrey BaleanCanberra, AU (YSCB)http://www.hifisim.com/images/as2004proudsupporter.jpg http://www.vozvirtual.org/images/pmdgforumsignature.png"Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. All is well!"Pentium 4 2.4GHZ, P4G8X Deluxe with Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, 512MB RAM, LG Flatron L1710S 17" LCD, GeForce MX440 Millenium Silver, Creative Soundblaster Audigy, Logitech Speakers, CH Yoke & Rudder, Quantum Fireballp AS30.0 - Basically nothing crash hot :)MSFS 2004 acof, PMDG 737 6/7/8/900, Activesky 2004, Flight One Cessna 152, SquawkBox 2.3 w/ guage, ServInfo 2.2, FS AutoStart, FS Real Time, FSUIPC 3.212 (unreg.:()

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I think this is something that has been around for a while. I always cycle the levers a couple of time, just to make sure that everything is "in sync".

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Hi JimI think this is deliberate. I start from cold and dark like you and, prior to the 8/9 upgrade, you could save a cold and dark scenario with the fuel levers in the OFF position but, when returning to this saved flight, the warning lights on the overhead panel for the SPAR and Engine valves (just above the fuel pump switches) never function correctly. This was easily solved, pre-upgrade, by cycling the fuel cut-off switches on and then off again as part of the cockpit acceptance check. My guess is that this is one of those silly FS9 limitations that PMDG cannot easily crack so, instead, they ensure the warning lights function properly by forcing you to move the cut-off levers to the off position as a part of your pre-flight.Just my ten penn'orth ...Paul Croft10 miles SE of EGLL

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