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Default Cessna 172SP Dies after loading flight

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I setup a default Cessna 172SP to be parked at Ramp 12 at North Las Vegas. I set it as my default flight. However after 1-2 minutes of just sitting there. The engine dies. I'm getting an Oil Pressure warning before death. This only happens when I'm idling. When it's in motion it's fine. I'm hesitant to take her into the skies to see what's going on. I'm also running with real weather (downloaded every 15 minutes.) Under clear weather she'll sit...and wait.

 

Thoughts?


I'm new here and am in the process of gathering the stuff i need to learn how to fly.

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Try raising Your RPM a Little to raise the Oil Pressure, Maybe 100 => 200 RPM, and let it idle there. - Johnman B)

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In the menus do you have full fuel tanks? What is your fuel setting, if there is one on the default cessna. Should be set to one tank or both if available. Have not used default airplanes in years. Also Vegas is high up and HOT, 2200 feet or so and above 30c degree. You should be leaning the mixture.

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Also, make sure the generator/alternator switch is "on".

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Also Vegas is high up and HOT, 2200 feet or so and above 30c degree. You should be leaning the mixture.

This. The combination of altitude and temperature (if using real weather) at KLAS can lead to very high density altitudes, and that can cause the engine to quit if not leaned. Pull the mixture back a bit, and increase the throttle to bring your RPM up to about 1200. The idle speed in the stock 172 has always seemed a bit low in any case with the throttle fully back.

 

One way to see if the the combination of altitude and temperature is the cause of the problem would be to load the 172 at a sea level airport with real weather off - which should give an air temp of about 60 degrees F. If the engine does not quit in that scenario, then it is definitely being caused by the environmental conditions at KLAS.

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JRBarrett, Thank you very much. That did it. 

 

Thanks every one. I've been considering learning to fly for some time now. So I'm starting to take FSX Seriously, but that's another topic. 

 

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Keep in mind that any gasoline powered prop aircraft will have a tough time at places like KDEN, Telluride, or

 

any mountainous region that is way higher than sea level.

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