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Hi BobA while back it was noticed that during certain OAT that the engine instruments paused during the start procedure. I know that you corrected this, but I am still having this prob. For me it happens at any temp. On introduction a fuel the engine hangs for 4 secs before the gauges then start to show a start. It's not FS pausing as I have checked this. I know there can be a delay in light off but it is all engine parameters. If there iss any more info I can supply then please let me know and I gladly help in any way I can.Kind regardsPaul

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>Hi Bob>>A while back it was noticed that during certain OAT that the>engine instruments paused during the start procedure. I know>that you corrected this, but I am still having this prob. For>me it happens at any temp. On introduction a fuel the engine>hangs for 4 secs before the gauges then start to show a start.>It's not FS pausing as I have checked this. I know there can>be a delay in light off but it is all engine parameters. If>there iss any more info I can supply then please let me know>and I gladly help in any way I can.>>Kind regards>>PaulPaul; What you're seeing actually is the delay in lightoff. The previous problem was something else...engine instruments getting stuck indefinitely due to the engines being stuck in start mode. Once you open the fuel valve at ~20% N2, you should see an immediate indication of fuel flow, then lightoff and engine acceleration after a few seconds (the lightoff time will vary, up to ~5 sec if I remember right). The engine will not accelerate until the lightoff occurs. That behavior was a real PITA to program correctly...and I might add that very few add-ons get engine start indications and behavior right. Most spring to life like a car engine.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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Thank you very much Bob. Yes there is a fuel flow indication on start. I know that the default engine start is highly unrealistic! I think its the sound that fools me into thinking it was pausing as the engine sound continues to accelerate. Any way have to go as I left her running unattended on the terminal forecourt!Kind regardsPaul

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Paul; Yes, the sound is an FS-ism I haven't been able to overcome...yet.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VSantiago de Chile

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