Engine doesn't start anymore

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hugo
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Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by hugo » 31 Jul 2013, 21:26

Hi,

I follow the start up procedure just like before but now the engine starts anymore, what is going wrong? It likes if there is no ignition...

Hugo

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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by ncooper » 01 Aug 2013, 00:23

Not much information.
What did you change?

hugo
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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by hugo » 01 Aug 2013, 09:12

I used the same procedure like always...

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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by sieggie » 01 Aug 2013, 18:31

Are you starting the plane from a clean start of FSX with the default airplane, or flying some other airplane then switching to the AN2?

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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by snave » 02 Aug 2013, 01:42

Got fuel?
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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by adi518 » 02 Aug 2013, 04:37

you can always try to use the instant reload button to reload the aircraft. It's a life saver! :lol:

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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by hugo » 08 Aug 2013, 17:19

Solution : not always has the trottle lever on the screen the same status as the one the joystick.

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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by BrianZ » 25 Jan 2014, 07:18

I'm having the same problem, but it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the throttle. Last night I was flying it, tonight it won't start. Near as I can tell I'm doing everything on the checklist, but it just won't start. This is the case whether I've just switched from a different plane, or have just opened FSX, doesn't seem to make any difference.

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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by BrianZ » 26 Jan 2014, 04:28

OK, I finally got it started. I don't see anything in the user guide about throttle position for starting, but it seems you need full throttle.

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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by BrianZ » 26 Jan 2014, 17:08

...And today it's refusing to start again, no matter where I have the throttle.

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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by BrianZ » 26 Jan 2014, 17:44

Well, I've managed to load a saved flight that had the engine running, switch to the AN-2, and save again, but it doesn't like when you switch planes like that, and the radar altimeter is stuck on 400 meters and won't stop beeping.

Here's what I'm doing when I try to start the engine, can anyone tell me what I'm missing?
Battery is on.
Mixture full rich.
Pitch full fine.
Tank selector is pointing forward.
Cutoff lever is open.
Magnetos on Both.
Fuel pump on. (Manual pump is useless, your pressure is gone by the time you pan back up and click the starter)
Pump the oil primer 6 times.
Starter switch on.
Left click the "other" starter switch, let it wind up to an 8 amp reading, right click twice to engage.

The engine spins for a few seconds, but doesn't actually start. Yes, the tanks are full. I've tried this with the throttle at all different positions.

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Re: Engine doesn't start anymore

Post by BrianZ » 26 Jan 2014, 18:20

Tried again, and this time it started on the second try. The only thing I did differently is I had the safety on the fire extinguisher flipped open. Does this actually make a difference? Throttle was at about 3/4, after the first attempt at full. This time I saved the flight after getting the engine running, so next time it's being stubborn I can at least go flying!

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