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Help with PMGD 737 A/T

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Okay, I give up.I just bought the 737 this past weekend. I've scoured the docs to the best of my understanding (no, I'm not stupid) but I can't figure out the solution to my problem.I program the FMC, no problem, set my altitude on autopilot, turn on the FD, but when I try to arm the A/T, I just get a little warning light coming on that says something like "AT FIRST" (kinda hard to read.)Now what's the obvious thing I'm missing?Please help!

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Hi nameless !!!Are you starting from a cold and dark cockpit ?.If yes: have you turned on the engine generators ?. If you haven't: the autothrottle will not work properly.Jose Luis.

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"the autothrottle will not work properly."... and an awful lot of other electrically powered systems on the aircraft, too :) The aircraft is probably running on Battery power... Don't be surprised if everything but the engines die after half an hour or so.Cheers.Q>

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>Hi nameless !!!>>Are you starting from a cold and dark cockpit ?.>>If yes: have you turned on the engine generators ?. >>If you haven't: the autothrottle will not work properly.>>Jose Luis.>Hmm...I was starting with the engines running, but the generators weren't turned on. Turned them on and works fine now!Thanks

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