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Tecnam P2012 engine starting

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No matter what I do, I can't get either engine to start in the Tecnam. Fuel selectors in the proper positions (left on left, right on right).   Followed the checklists, started each aux fuel pump, verified fuel PSI in the green, clicked off. Clicked the ignition switch, fuel PSI in the green, pushed the starter button. Engine cranks but never catches. Same for both engines. I'm at a complete loss. Can anyone figure out why my engines won't start?

EDIT:

I figured out my problem,  see my post below. 

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Try keep pushing the starter buttons a bit longer and see it they finally do the start-up. The fuel selectors should also be with the lever in the outside in a closed position.


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Could be the same issue I've been having.  Do you only get electrics if you connect external power?   Or is yours ok just on battery.   On external power, with everything ready for start, the engines just do not start.  I'd recommend contacting Aerosoft and FSS.  If it is the same problem, the more of us that shout up about this, the better chance we'll have of getting it investigated properly.   They've both just fobbed me off and I've gotten nowhere.  40 EUR is a lot to have a dead plane that can't be started.
 

 

 


Bill

UK LAPL-A

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I'm on SU13 and it is staring just fine on battery. Make sure you select correct tank fuel selector (click on button and twist) - left on left, right on right. Turn both fuel pumps on. Then in sequence left or right engine  ignition on, starter on.  


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A light bulb went off in my head and thought that it might be a key binding issue with one of my controllers. More specifically, the magneto left-right-both-start switches on my Honeycomb Alpha yoke. And indeed that was the issue. If I turned the switch to both, the engines fired and caught!  So I removed all those bindings from the Alpha and I have a functioning Traveller. Now, finally, I can start flying that bird. 

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