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Hi all, strangely FSUIPC was one my first addons and I bought it because people said I should get it, yet I'm still not sure what it actually does. Anyway that's all besides the point, my question is;

On a four engine aircraft can I link my two inboard engines to one throttle and the two outboards to another throttle? (BTW I have the USB CH Yoke) I know you can make engines one and two go to a throttle and then 3 and 4 go to another, but that's kind of pointless. If this is possible, could someone give me some instructions on how to do this. Thanks in advance!

Jeff

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Hi,

Just out of curiosity; Why would it be meaningless to have one throttle controlling 1+2 and the other controlling 3+4? When flying a multiengine aircraft it's a very good thing to be able to control the "left and right" thrust individually.

Perhaps I just didn't understand what you were looking for... :)

Have a nice day!

/ Magnus

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On a four engine aircraft can I link my two inboard engines to one throttle and the two outboards to another throttle? (BTW I have the USB CH Yoke) I know you can make engines one and two go to a throttle and then 3 and 4 go to another, but that's kind of pointless.

Erthe short answer is no. Sorry.

I don't understand why you'd want to do what you say. The whole point of two throttles, one for all the left engines and one for all the right, is for asymmetric thrust when needed -- for instance, to help tight corners when taxiing (though that's an unusual one) and when one or other engine is out and you need to re-balance the aircraft with both throttles and rudder trim.

I can see no use for driving inboard engines with one lever and outboard with another lever. That DOES seem entirely pointless, and in the six or so years of FSUIPC it has never been requested once. Can you explain what you think it would be useful for, and why you think the only useful arrangement is "pointless"?

Regards,

Pete

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Thanks for you replys, Pete, I can see you're a pretty strong believer in what you say, so i'll try to reword what I'm asking as to not offend anyone's sensibilities. So, as the pic under my name suggests, I fly on the E-3 for the Air Force, and I notice a lot of little things that the pilots do when I sit up front. For instance, after landing, on the taxi back to parking, we shut down the outboard engines (1 and 4). During cruise, the throttles are staggered to where the EPR values match between let's say engines 2 and 3 and then 1 and 4 match at a slightly lower value? Does that kind of make sense now. I'm not real interested in having one throttle control two engines on the same side, because I fly mostly jets in FS, the only four engine prop I fly is the Herc, and I'm not familiar with how they operate.

Jeff

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For instance, after landing, on the taxi back to parking, we shut down the outboard engines (1 and 4).

Yes, you can do that. you shut down engines by cutting the fuel.

During cruise, the throttles are staggered to where the EPR values match between let's say engines 2 and 3 and then 1 and 4 match at a slightly lower value? Does that kind of make sense now.

Well it might do if I knew the reason they do that -- have you a clue about it?

I'm not real interested in having one throttle control two engines on the same side, because I fly mostly jets in FS

I fly jets, What has the engine type got to do with it? In any aircraft there are times when you need asymmetric thrust. Maybe not if nothing ever goes wrong, but I assure you that the case for having asymmetric thrust capabilities is far more important than some, presumably fuel-saving (?), operation balancing inner and outer engine settings separately.

Regards

Pete

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