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Planes automatically starting up from cold n' dark

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I've saved a default scenario whereby the engines, switches, and other items are turned OFF. Upon starting MSFS and entering the sim, in any aircraft (default, PSS Airbus/DHC8, DF737, 767PIC), the engines begin to spool up automatically, almost as if CTRL-E was pressed.WIth my addon airplanes, I have configured them in their respective load edit and config screens to load up cold and dark. But it appears MSFS has other things in mind. Specific example - with the PSS Airbus - Upon loading the scenario, the craft loads in shut down - then I hear the spooling and see the engines coming to life on the MFD's... Quickly I bring up the pedistal view, and see that the fuel cutoff switches are OFF, and the starter mode switch is in NORMAL (as opposed to ignition)... if the add-on aircraft had control of the situation, it would NOT start as no fuel can flow to the engines! If I cycle the fuel cutoff switches (off-on-off), the spooling stops and the engines wind down and stay off.Has anyone else seen this behaviour? There seems to be a ghost in my aircraft!-Greg

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Greg,While I haven't dove into the cfg files to load up cold, I've simply set my favorite a/c at my hometown airport at a favorite parking space. I've shut everything down and saved as default flight. Everything wants to start on/lit up/whatever, but in a second, everything is cold and dark. Any plane I choose in any airport location is the same: a brief moment of life, then cold and dark. This is the same for my default a/c as well as any payware I have, although I don't have any that you list. I guess I wanted to ask if it's necessary to alter files in the addon a/c?Rick

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I have noticed that if I don't give it a bit of time after shutdown, and save, then when I start I get the same thing, a bit of life, then nothing. I have found that if I wait before saving, I can start with a complete shutdown on loading. Hope this helps.Regards, Michaelhttp://mysite.verizon.net/res052cd/mybannercva1.jpgCalVirAir International VAwww.calvirair.comCougar Mountain Helicopters & Aviationwww.cgrmtnhelos.com

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Try keeping the default flight as the default, don't save any other situation to default. This causes other FS problems such as APR and LOC facilities with the A/P not functioning properly.Load FS with the default flight, shut down the engines and close FS then reload again and try selecting your scenario.

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I have done all the suggestions you've put forth - * Rick's method is the way I am attempting to set this all up.* I've waited a long time prior to saving, as Michael has suggested.* I've insured that my powered off saved scenarios has the avionics switch turned ON, in order to avoid some FS2002+addon limitations, as EGT implies. I may blow the FS2002.CFG file out of the water and try it all again. Perhaps there is something hidden in there that doesn't want to let me do it. :) Thanks all,-Greg

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