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Engines won't start...My fix.

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Hope this helps someone...

Out of the blue, my engines refused to start. I tried several different aircraft, no go.

I searched online and found many solutions, none of which worked for me.

I checked to be sure that my fuel selector was set to both. I decided to try switching to the starboard feed, and the selector handle would not budge.

Hmmm... I reluctantly contemplated a wipe and reinstall...   word not allowed....

As I sat there pouting, I happened to glance over at my X45 throttle, and I noticed that my mode switch was set to mode three...

I had used the FSX key mapper to assign controls to my stick, rather than the Siatek software. The mode switch was in mode two when I mapped, so I switched to mode two and tried the Fuel lever again... It, moved and the engine started.

Bottom line:  If all else fails, You might look to your controllers before you start making lots of changes...


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Thanks! It is worth remembering that any problem like that can have some very minor cause. FSX has taught me a great life skill... that is, be methodical and plan your fault finding carefully, in whatever field you are working. The first big problems I had with FSX, I reinstalled. Twice in two months, But since then, six years later, I go through multiple attempts at fault finding, going from the least destructive and simplest, then to those I can reverse, finally to the bigger fixes thst might have other issues. Be pstient, test methodically, is what AVSIM has taught me. 

In fact for the past three years I have kept a written log of any changes I make to the setup, dated, so that I can backtrack and see what I installed/uninstalled, or what problems I had and how I fixed it. It doesnt get much use these days because when things work I leave them alone and everything is rolling along nicely. 


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I had exactly the same experience,

Searched forums tried everything, then noticed that I had not fully decreased the throttle slider on the joystick which I had used earlier for a fast taxi.


I way joyous that my engines now started but had to slap my own self for not checking! 🙂

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