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03-02-2002, 11:32 AM
There's probably a ridiculously simple way to do this that I'm overlooking, but how do you start a flight with the engine off??
I like to go through the full startup procedure, and find it really annoying to shut down and then restart engines.
You might try taxying to the spot on the airport where you want to start from, turning off the engine, then save the flight. It's File > Save Flight at the top of the page. Then if you check the "Make Default" box on the Save Flight screen you should then start with engine off at that spot on the runway.
Haven't tried it; but it should work.
03-02-2002, 01:09 PM
This query has been covered several times.
You have to create then save your flight as you want it, at
a gate. In brief, park your aircraft anywhere on the airport
you desire. Cut off the engines (CTRL+SHIFT+F1). Shut down
whatever else you want such as switches in off position. It
would also be good if you have FSUIPC installed. You can then
open it, go to TECHNICAL Tab, and check NO REPOSITION OF GPS
PLAN LOAD. Hit SAVE FLIGHT and make it the DEFAULT Flight.
Next time you start FS that will be your flight.
03-02-2002, 02:26 PM
I just got this problem worked out myself, thanks to a search of the past messages here. What these guys are trying to say, is that you can set up a default flight any way you like it and whenever you start FS it will reference that default for all settings. I recommend you just modify the Cessna at Meigs default to get as many of Microsofts settings as possible, but shut down the engines, etc. as you wish before "Save as Default Flight". After that, you never have to actually load that flight again; whatever situation you set up in the Create Flight screen will start up in the same configuration as your saved default flight. I am like you, and hated always having everything running, so I haved loved it now that I have this working. Enjoy, and feel free to ask if this isn't clear enough.
Liam S. Dunch
Tour Manager, Collette Vacations
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