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MD-11 Tutorial 1 unable to start engines

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I believe I have set everything required so far in the tutorial but I cannot start the first engine.There is an indication of Starter Low Press (or similar) but I can't see where I can correct that or what I have missed in the preceding set-up.Could someone help a newbie and greenhorn!ThanksNigel

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I believe I have set everything required so far in the tutorial but I cannot start the first engine.There is an indication of Starter Low Press (or similar) but I can't see where I can correct that or what I have missed in the preceding set-up.Could someone help a newbie and greenhorn!ThanksNigel
If the pressure is too low then you probably haven't turned on the APU Bleed Air.

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Hehehehe, thanks! :( Well, I don't mind explaining 3 steps this way, but a complete ops manual... I'll think about it... :( Anyway, a picture paints a thousand words. I know from experience that hints like 'turn on the APU Bleed Air' aren't very usefull to newbies. When I did my first start from a cold and dark cockpit this week, using the Normal procedures that were posted here, it took me 15 minutes before I finally found the EMER LT switch... I'd seen it before but never used it and completely overlooked it! (Talking about newbies... I've been flying this bird for two months now!) So when I read this post, I immediately thought 'this guy needs a pic'. :( (And I was at work and work was low, so no time was lost... B) )

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Thanks for the prompts and of course you are right, maybe I should have known.But the Tutorial doesn't say to turn on the APU bleed! It does however tell me to turn it off after starting the engines!Thanks again I am now flyingNigel

Hehehehe, thanks! :( Well, I don't mind explaining 3 steps this way, but a complete ops manual... I'll think about it... :( Anyway, a picture paints a thousand words. I know from experience that hints like 'turn on the APU Bleed Air' aren't very usefull to newbies. When I did my first start from a cold and dark cockpit this week, using the Normal procedures that were posted here, it took me 15 minutes before I finally found the EMER LT switch... I'd seen it before but never used it and completely overlooked it! (Talking about newbies... I've been flying this bird for two months now!) So when I read this post, I immediately thought 'this guy needs a pic'. :( (And I was at work and work was low, so no time was lost... B) )

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But the Tutorial doesn't say to turn on the APU bleed! It does however tell me to turn it off after starting the engines!
Of course it does. On page 14.

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Forgive me, it does. But in my defense the first mention describes the APU Bleed switch as the APU switch when a few lines before it has referred to the APU start switch in the same way.In my 'rush' to get the plane flying I saw the two operations as the same.After engine start it says just to turn off the APU Bleed.ThanksNigel

Of course it does. On page 14.

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