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Starting Cold and Dark?
Aug 7th, 2009 at 12:05pm
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How do you startup from cold and dark?
I have attempted to load the cessna, shutdown, then switch to the 757. However there are some switches on the overhead panel that are on.
Please advise. Thanks..
  
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Re: Starting Cold and Dark?
Reply #1 - Aug 7th, 2009 at 12:22pm
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Just start the plane with engine and power running then quickly :

ctrl + ; (parking brake)
Shift + F1 (Engines cut off)
Shift + M (All avionics/power off)

That take you 2 secs Smiley

  

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Re: Starting Cold and Dark?
Reply #2 - Aug 7th, 2009 at 1:16pm
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Or...
some little changes if you wouldn't like any extra manipulations every time after new flight loading Smiley

Open file FLTSIM.FLT (via Notepad) in your FS root/flights/other directory, scroll down and make some changes, such as:

[Engine Parameters.1]
ThrottleLeverPct=0.000000
PropellerLeverPct=0.000000
MixtureLeverPct=0.000000
Pct Engine RPM=0.000000
LeftMagneto=False
RightMagneto=False
GeneratorSwitch=True
CowlFlapPct=0.000000
FuelPumpSwitch=False
CarbHeat/DeiceSwitch=False

[Systems]
BatterySwitch=False
AvionicsSwitch=False
StructuralDeiceSwitch=False
PropDeiceSwitch=False

Save and close file.
Thats all, enjoy C&D every time Cool
  

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Re: Starting Cold and Dark?
Reply #3 - Aug 7th, 2009 at 4:11pm
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nice tips !

Thanks
  

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Reply #4 - Aug 7th, 2009 at 11:17pm
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Thanks very much.
  
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Reply #5 - Aug 8th, 2009 at 12:09am
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I tried pressing shift-m, shift f1 etc, however some things are still on. ie Hyd Pumps, APU Gen, Trim Air, Recirc fac etc. ??
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 8th, 2009 at 8:13am
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Let's try make above mentioned changes, what I had proposed.
Really full cold and dark cockpit shall be, ya Smiley
  

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Reply #7 - Aug 12th, 2009 at 3:23pm
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Well, I made the aircraft cold and dark manually (switching everything off and making sure everything is shutdown by hand), saved the flight as default and then on the create a flight menu, just choose a different destination, fuel, weather, time etc.
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 7th, 2009 at 3:18am
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phoenix wrote on Aug 7th, 2009 at 1:16pm:
Or...
some little changes if you wouldn't like any extra manipulations every time after new flight loading Smiley

Open file FLTSIM.FLT (via Notepad) in your FS root/flights/other directory, scroll down and make some changes, such as:

[Engine Parameters.1]
ThrottleLeverPct=0.000000
PropellerLeverPct=0.000000
MixtureLeverPct=0.000000
Pct Engine RPM=0.000000
LeftMagneto=False
RightMagneto=False
GeneratorSwitch=True
CowlFlapPct=0.000000
FuelPumpSwitch=False
CarbHeat/DeiceSwitch=False

[Systems]
BatterySwitch=False
AvionicsSwitch=False
StructuralDeiceSwitch=False
PropDeiceSwitch=False

Save and close file.
Thats all, enjoy C&D every time Cool


Hey Phoenix, thank you for that Smiley. The not being able to easyly set CS aircraft to C&D has always been a detraction to me when chosing an AC to fly.

IM supprised nobody here has made use of your fix.

Edd
  
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Re: Starting Cold and Dark?
Reply #9 - Sep 7th, 2009 at 3:46am
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Works great with no side affects to report Cheesy.

May i add if your not using the default MSFS flight location as your default.

then the FLT file you need to change is in your, My Documents\Flight Simulator Files.

edd
  
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Re: Starting Cold and Dark?
Reply #10 - Oct 12th, 2009 at 11:59am
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Hi,

     I have followed the instructions to the letter to maintain a CD situation, rechecking shows that all the items are as in the post. On initiating FS9 I find that the engines are still running as normal. As I say I have changed all the items in FS Root/flights/other. Still not Cold and Dark.

    Any suggestions please. Sad
  
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Re: Starting Cold and Dark?
Reply #11 - Oct 13th, 2009 at 5:34pm
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Ok, let's try check it with default Cessna 172 (aftel all above mentioned changes).
  

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Re: Starting Cold and Dark?
Reply #12 - Jul 16th, 2011 at 11:53am
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For FSX I use the following for Cold/Dark Cockpit:

CTRL+. (period) = Parking Brake
CTRL+SHIFT+F1 = Idle Cutoff <-- stops all engines, cold dark
CTRL+M = Master Battery/Alternator Switch, as required

Check out Ray Ray's complete helpful series of videos on procedures for the Captain Sim 757/767 (all recorded in 1080p):
http://youtu.be/1RHeePJpNkg

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Cthulhus wrote on Aug 7th, 2009 at 12:22pm:
Just start the plane with engine and power running then quickly :

ctrl + ; (parking brake)
Shift + F1 (Engines cut off)
Shift + M (All avionics/power off)

That take you 2 secs Smiley

  
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Re: Starting Cold and Dark?
Reply #13 - Jul 29th, 2011 at 11:26pm
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Hey Phoenix, people,

What were the original parameters?

I made de Mods, but id like to know the original parameters just in case... Wink

Thanks in advance...
  
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