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Can't start engines

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Sigh...this is getting really frustrating for me. I've followed the tutorials to the letter, and none of the engines will catch. I've tried various other methods provided here by fellow simmers, and none of them works! ARGH! I've tried it on multiple liveries, repaired the engines, BUT NOTHING FREAKING WORKS!! I've been sustaining my flights on the panel states and auto-starts provided by PMDG, but it doesn't feel realistic at all. Help? Do I need to reinstall the DC-6? Or is something corrupted? 


Robert A. Jones

Intel i7800, NVIDIA GTX 1070, Corsair 4x8GB DDR4 2666, 1+2TB WD Black, Gigabyte Z370 HD3 R1.0.

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6 hours ago, Robert3512 said:

Help? Do I need to reinstall the DC-6? Or is something corrupted?

Please be sure to check for other posts. There are a number of posts on this issue, mostly because people aren't using the proper procedure, or are using things like FSUIPC to assign/calibrate axes, which can cause conflicts.

Please do not use reinstalls as a troubleshooting method. It can cause larger issues.


Kyle Rodgers

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Tutorial #2 does not use realistic starting procedures, if you are following the tutorial then make sure you don't have realistic start enabled in the options.  This is a good method for beginners because there are only a few steps, but it is very unrealistic.  About the only thing you can be doing wrong is not opening the throttles far enough.  Kyle has a good recommendation because this has been discussed and multiple strategies (all good) offered.

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Dan Downs KCRP

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Something else to check - is your default flight cold and dark?  Mine is, and my experience has been that the DC-6 won't give me a successful engine start if I load it straight into the sim.  What works is to load a simple default aircraft (the Piper Cub will do), start it using CNTL-E, then load the DC-6.  The DC-6 will have its engines running.  Select cold and dark to shut everything down.  Then you can go through your startup sequence and if your system is like mine, you'll get a good start.  This issue may be particular to my system, but from past forum discussions I know of one other user who had it - it was, in fact, that user's post that got me to this solution.  If this doesn't apply to you, then of course disregard it.  But I hope it's helpful.



Alan Ampolsk

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