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Can anyone help with this.

Is there a way to tie the Master start switches in FSX 737 to the Sasitek throttle pushbutton switches so that the Master switches will work using the switches instead of having to click on and move them with the mouse pointer to start the engines? I looked through the FSUIPC fsx list of controles snd not sure if they are there. If so which one do I program in FSUIC to control the Master start levers?

Thank you for any help.

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Is there a way to tie the Master start switches in FSX 737 to the Sasitek throttle pushbutton switches so that the Master switches will work using the switches instead of having to click on and move them with the mouse pointer to start the engines?

Do you mean the Start switches in the overhead of the default FSX 737? The ones which only provide "GND" and "FLT", not the correct "GND-OFF-CONT-FLT"? I think they aree just dummies, not having any useful function.

I looked through the FSUIPC fsx list of controles snd not sure if they are there. If so which one do I program in FSUIC to control the Master start levers?

Are, you mean the fuel cutoff/idle levers on the facing side of the throttle quadrant.

All FS jets (since the early days of FS) have the fuel cutoff/idle controlled by the MIXTURE controls. The control to cutoff is MixtureN lean, and to move it to idle, for starting, it is MixtureN rich, where N is the Engine number. Surely you've used these to start or stop jet engines in FS before now -- eg via Ctr+Shift+F1 or F4? Those send the all-engine versions of those controls.

Regards

Pete

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I found what I was looking for in the FSUIPC list. They are called Engine auto start 1 and 2. Added these to the push buttons on the throttle buttons on Saitek and I am now able to start the engines one at a time instead using the Engine auto start that starts up both engines one after the other. Thanks for the help.

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I found what I was looking for in the FSUIPC list. They are called Engine auto start 1 and 2. Added these to the push buttons on the throttle buttons on Saitek and I am now able to start the engines one at a time instead using the Engine auto start that starts up both engines one after the other. Thanks for the help.

They are actually a form of short cut or 'cheat', performaing the several distinct actions really required, including moving the idle/cutoff lever to 'idle' if it isn't already there. If you ever want to stop the engines you will still need to configure a button to move the lever to cut-off.

Regards

Pete

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