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I want to start a flight "dark and cold" but when i load the 737NGX, it starts up all ready to fly... how can i change this?

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From the FMC select PMDG Setup. Then Select Panel Load State. Then select CLD/DRK. Then activate and execute. After that your bird should load up cold and dark. Hope this helps.

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PS: I have attempted to load the default Cessna 172 as i have seen on various sites on the internet and configure that to "cold and dark" then switch to the 737NGX, but the latter aircraft always starts up ready to fly

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The Cessna method is a myth and it says so in the documents that are included with the PMDG 737NGX.

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PS: I have attempted to load the default Cessna 172 as i have seen on various sites on the internet and configure that to "cold and dark" then switch to the 737NGX, but the latter aircraft always starts up ready to fly

Don't do this. Do like rcpistonhead said.

And guys, sign your posts, PMDG has a very strict policy on this.

 

P.S. it's cold and dark... Some people just want to see the world burn...

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You just go in the CDU, click on menu, then click on PMDG SETUP, then click on LOAD STATE then choose NGX COLD AND DARK then hit execute and all instruments should go dark and engines should be shut down.

 

Andrew Ayad,

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The Cessna method is a myth and it says so in the documents that are included with the PMDG 737NGX.

It's not a myth because it works with less sophisticated addons. It doesn't work with the NGX of course.

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As mentioned, it is a VERY good thing to read the introduction documentation included in the product. :smile:

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As mentioned, it is a VERY good thing to read the introduction documentation included in the product. :smile:

+1. RTFM. Always a good idea.

No, scratch that. It's a MUST-read. :t0152:

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I am aware of how to load the Cold and Dark panel state however I would like to how to have the aircraft load in the cold and dark config instead of all engine lit up and ready to rock? I believe this is also what the OP was asking.

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As stated, you can set the default panel state to cold-and-dark in the CDU.

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You can select it as the default state to load from the menu in the FMC.

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So long as you select PANEL LOAD STATE - CLD/DRK from the FMC it will load the panels in that state evey time you start a new flight.

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or set it to load your last flight...that way you will always have the aircraft as you last left it

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or set it to load your last flight...that way you will always have the aircraft as you last left it

 

James - I have experienced problems with this. I found that the NGX does not like to be loaded over itself. In other words... I get the best performance when I load a fresh NGX every time I start FSX. I find that when you load a saved NGX file the performance suffers a bit compared to just loading a new flight when you start up FSX. I also found that regularly deleting your saved flights will actually keep the NGX running at its best. Of course, PMDG also reccommends regularly running a quality system cleaner as well a defrag.

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James - I have experienced problems with this. I found that the NGX does not like to be loaded over itself. In other words... I get the best performance when I load a fresh NGX every time I start FSX. I find that when you load a saved NGX file the performance suffers a bit compared to just loading a new flight when you start up FSX. I also found that regularly deleting your saved flights will actually keep the NGX running at its best. Of course, PMDG also reccommends regularly running a quality system cleaner as well a defrag.

 

You save your previous 737 flight, but not as the default. You can either have the default FSX flight (the trike over Friday Harbor), or (as I do) have the 172 saved as the default flight start up. When you boot FSX the next time and the Welcome screen comes up with the 172 showing in the window, simply switch to the 737 and change the location and time according to what you want for your next flight, and your flight will load with the previous panel state. You do NOT have to actually load your default flight to the point where you are sitting in the 172 on the tarmac somewhere. You can load the 737 from the Welcome screen and all will be fine. As noted though, if you load the 737 and then want to load a different livery, you need to reboot FSX and go through the procedure again. You do not want to load the 737 on top of itself. This too is in the manuals, and the manuals are not only very good reading, but essential when you get into a plane of this level of sophistication - simulated or RW. But I believe that's been stated above. Words to the wise -_-

 

Glenn Davy

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