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I use to get engine start up smoke but now nothing and instead after #2 starts the left landing light flashes once. Yes, it is cold during start up.

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I use to get engine start up smoke but now nothing and instead after #2 starts the left landing light flashes once. Yes, it is cold during start up.

 

Hi Ric,

 

Have you been able to reproduce it, if so, can you send me the active METAR at the time of engine start?

 

Thank you!

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Hi Ric,

 

Have you been able to reproduce it, if so, can you send me the active METAR at the time of engine start?

 

Thank you!

I'm in the office right now, I'll do that as soon as I can and yes I can reproduce it every time. Do you think the right landing light flashing may be instrumental?

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I'm in the office right now, I'll do that as soon as I can and yes I can reproduce it every time. Do you think the right landing light flashing may be instrumental?

 

This is something we will research.

Thanks for pointing it out!

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METAR from ASN - EFHK 230250Z 20014KT 9999 -RA FEW025 SCT050 OVC070 04/02 Q0993 NOSIG

 

No smoke and right landing flashed when right engine started. No smoke or light flash on left engine start.

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METAR from ASN - EFHK 230250Z 20014KT 9999 -RA FEW025 SCT050 OVC070 04/02 Q0993 NOSIG

 

No smoke and right landing flashed when right engine started. No smoke or light flash on left engine start.

 

Hi Ric,

 

In the 777 Immersion User Manual supplied with the Install utility, you will find the correct weather conditions required for the smoke to show:

 

 

ENGINE COLD START SMOKE

Igniting the engine in a cold environment may cause a condensation vapor cloud to occur when the temperature is below -5°C (23°F). The colder it gets, the more the effect will show. 

 

Let me know if a temperature of less than -5*C does the job!

 

Thank you!

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Hi Ric,

 

In the 777 Immersion User Manual supplied with the Install utility, you will find the correct weather conditions required for the smoke to show:

 

 

Let me know if a temperature of less than -5*C does the job!

 

Thank you!

Thank you for your help, i thought that might be the issue since all other effects work and well i might add. I am having trouble finding the manual. Is there a way to test the effects manually to check them?

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Thank you for your help, i thought that might be the issue since all other effects work and well i might add. I am having trouble finding the manual. Is there a way to test the effects manually to check them?

 

If you use Active Sky, you can customize the METAR directly. If you use FSX or P3D, you can select the desired weather condition in the weather menu.

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Let me know if a temperature of less than -5*C does the job!

 

I took it down to -20*C and voila, smoke, beautiful smoke and because there was no wind it lingered a bit. Thanks for your help. Still get the flashing right landing light, must be an issue with PMDG.

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