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Cold & Dark request

Posted: 17 Jul 2013, 19:01
by Adamski_NZ
This isn't exactly earth-shattering ... but ....

I get a real kick out of doing a full C & D start - and have an FSX An-2 flight saved in a totally dark state for that purpose.

Everything is remembered fine *except* for the red fuel cut-off lever (to the right of the green carb heat lever) - which always seems to revert to ON even when I save the aircraft/flight with it in the OFF position.

Easy to fix?

Adam.

Re: Cold & Dark request

Posted: 17 Jul 2013, 21:37
by sieggie
There are things that are saved with the "Default flight" that are not saved with the subsequent loaded flights. That may be one of those things. A possible answer to your problem would be to find the K: , A: or L: variable that is used for that control and set it using an Auto Macro in FSUIPC.

Dave

Re: Cold & Dark request

Posted: 17 Jul 2013, 23:00
by iwn
Actually if someone more clever than me could work out a LUA script for FSUIPC for a C&D situation, it would ease things a lot.

PMDG J41 has one and its really marvellous, with one button push you get a cold and dark cockpit.

Re: Cold & Dark request

Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 22:05
by adi518
A lot of add-ons have this kind of feature. Like a panel that pops and you can select either a 'ready to fly' or 'C&D' mode which will be saved once you select it. Making a flight, then saving it blabla... it's too much work. I believe that this is just adding another script for the gauges file or something along that. I'd even offer help if I knew how to pull it off. I truly expect Sibwings to add this in the coming updates.

Re: Cold & Dark request

Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 03:54
by Adamski_NZ
adi518 wrote:I truly expect Sibwings to add this in the coming updates.
I hope something appears in an update as well. Programming FSUIPC is not for the faint hearted (!).