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I'm converting a goflight GF-P8 module to use FSUIPC & GFDISPLAY so I can use on another computer via WideFS. I'm getting on well although there's one assignment I'm having difficulty with. I'd like to know if it's possible to implement the equivalent of the GFConfig ENG_1_FUEL_RUN_CUTOFF function via FSUIPC button programing. I can't see an equivalent FS 2004 control via FSUIPC. Any information to replicate this via FSUIPC gratefully received!

Many thanks

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I'd like to know if it's possible to implement the equivalent of the GFConfig ENG_1_FUEL_RUN_CUTOFF function via FSUIPC button programing. I can't see an equivalent FS 2004 control via FSUIPC.

That must be a name invented by GoFlight, as there's no FS control by that name. The fuel cut-off for jets is the same control as the mixture adjustment on props -- usually, for all engines, assigned to CTL+SHFT+ F1 to F4 (full lean, decrease, increase, full rich).

I'm pretty sure that FS's own Help covers jet engine starting and stopping? How have you done it before, or is this your first venture into jets?

You enable the fuel by full rich, which for just Engine 1 would be MIXTURE1_RICH, and you cut the fuel by MIXTURE1_LEAN.

Obviously you really need a toggle switch for this, just as on the real aircraft -- for a push button you will have to use an FSUIPC button flag to program it as a toggle, which means editing the FSUIPC.INI file.

Regards,

Pete

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I thought this function must be something invented by goflight......

I'm using bill grabowski's ERJ 145 Panel and rather than using the mouse to control engine startup through the excellent panel I was using the goflight run/cutoff on one button and the engine starter on another (copied for each engine) which worked fine.

Through FSUIPC I've got the engine start button configured and have now allocated the mixture lean/rich for fuel as you suggested. Unfortunately it still doesn't solve it as when invoking the starter it still just spins up the engine to 25% n1 but it doesn't fire. The goflight eng_1_run_cuttoff obviously does more than just enabling the fuel on/off. I've had a look around the 2004 help re finding help re jet engine startup but I'll investigate further.

If you have any further thoughts let me know in the meantime I'll have a feret around myself. Great products you've developed it's really enjoyable using GFdisplay, FSUIPC and WideFS to reconfig my goflight modules to run remotely (I have 9 in total!).

regards

John.

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