Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
KFXE

Cant turn off engine fire suppression

Recommended Posts

looked everywhere...can't seem to find the way to turn OFF fire suppression.   I clicked then just out of curiosity...now have spent 45 minutes trying to turn it off.

Bombardier is the aircraft btw.

thx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CRJ700?  What is the indication that the engine fire surpression is activated?


Charlie Aron

Awaiting the new Microsoft Flight Sim and the purchase of a new system.  Running a Chromebook for now! :cool:

                                     

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, charliearon said:

CRJ700?  What is the indication that the engine fire surpression is activated?

There's a pop up panel that has ignition, start engine (left & right) and a button for fire suppression for each engine.

Easy to turn on....but I can find no way to turn it back off without closing FSX completely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi KFXE,

Do you mean the "lit" stop buttons in the picture (green arrows), (2D panel overhead). 
There's a little trick to unlight/reset these. The other buttons will un-light with just one click but the stop buttons need some coaxing.
For the Start L & R / IGN & APU start/stop, occasionally these buttons need a little longer with the left mouse click to alter condition, but generally a slightly longer click-time will extinguish the light.

You need to move your mouse pointer over the lit button until the tooltip says "Engine 1 or Engine 2 Starter (Off)" displaying the Mouse-hand, then with left mouse-click over the lit button move your mouse-hand to the right, into the area of the blue spot on my picture or just beyond the white vertical line where the hand becomes a pointer, then release the left mouse button, the light will extinguish for the chosen button. You will also see the button change to depressed state.
CRJ-700-IGN-Start-Stop.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He doesn't mean engine start, bu fire suppression.

The odd thing about that is, I don't know if it's possible to easily turn off.  I've had trouble with it myself in various aircraft, it might be a bug in the code.


[ This Content Is Restricted To Avsim Premium Members ]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

R U talking about the engine fire push switch/light (can be pressed out IRL) or the bottle armed push to disch switch/light (no reset IRL)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, KFXE said:

There's a pop up panel that has ignition, start engine (left & right) and a button for fire suppression for each engine.

Hi Andy,

Not quite sure what the OP means yet, I'm only going on the above statement. I know he said "fire suppression" but then describes the engine start panel in the CRJ700 overhead. 
The CRJ700 has some sloppy click functions, but... I'm willing to admit that I may be way off track.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Until OP returns to clarify...he did just say Bombardier, so I ASS-u-Me-d Crj700. :wacko:

UPDATE:  I decided to take a look and I see what he means.  The Engine Fire lights look like they are lit and have click spots that do not respond to any type of clicking.  Fire bottle switches are dead meat.

 

Engine fire.JPG


Charlie Aron

Awaiting the new Microsoft Flight Sim and the purchase of a new system.  Running a Chromebook for now! :cool:

                                     

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First of all, thanks for everyone's help in spite of the poor job I did explaining the issue.

The aircraft is the Bombardier Learjet 45

Here is a screenshot.  The Large Red Arrow shows the panel in question.  The small Red Arrow shows the button pushed to bring up the panel.  I have not found any way to turn off fire suppression once turned on.   This prevents engine start up if the engines are shut down..

sRRrYdW.jpg

Edited by KFXE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, now it becomes interesting!  I set an engine1 fire failure for 5 minutes (Flight time is what I suppose) and as the engine fire happened, the fire light for engine1 turned brighter and as I clicked on it, it became dim and the engine fire went out.

This was the first time I ever played with "Failures".

OK, now I will see what the Lear45 fire push buttons are all about!

  • Like 1

Charlie Aron

Awaiting the new Microsoft Flight Sim and the purchase of a new system.  Running a Chromebook for now! :cool:

                                     

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What I have found on the Lear45 is that my fire suppression lights are off with just turning on the battery.  I set up a flight with a left engine1 fire to happen in the first few minutes.  When the engine caught fire, a red warning light saying fire came on the annunciator  panel and the left fire suppression light came on.  Pressing the fire suppression button put out the fire but the light stays on.

The trick is NOT to push the fire suppression buttons because once on, they do not turn off! Turning on the button lights is "arming" the system.


Charlie Aron

Awaiting the new Microsoft Flight Sim and the purchase of a new system.  Running a Chromebook for now! :cool:

                                     

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that.

But let's say the lights are on and you want to start the engines......I can not find a way to start the engines without resetting the flight.

as long as those lights are on, the engines will not start...if they are not already running.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried that and with both lights on I had no issues with engine start.


Charlie Aron

Awaiting the new Microsoft Flight Sim and the purchase of a new system.  Running a Chromebook for now! :cool:

                                     

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe it is how it is supposed to work.
It is a 1 bottle system, once used that's it.
Time for the maintenance shop to refill the bottle.. IE reload the aircraft or flight.
The light on means it has been used.
Same as Charlie, no problems starting engines once the fire bottles have been fired. (lights on)

  • Like 1

20AUG21_Avsim_Sig.png?dl=1  FS RTWR   SHRS F-111   JoinFS   Little Navmap 
 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting.

I'm unable to get the engines restarted without resetting the flight.

oh well.

thanks again all and happy holidays!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
×
×
  • Create New...