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Basic question - how do you shut off the engines and turn on

Pro Member Trainee
terryleemartin Trainee

Hi,
I have read all the commands available for FSX and looked everywhere I can think of. and I am embarased to admit I can't figure out how to shut down and start up the engines on my aircraft. Embarassed It just never came up before. The Engine commands listed show you everything else but this. How is it done?

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Pro Member Captain
Chris Morris (morris91) Captain

Ctrl + Shift + 1 to Shutdown
&
Ctrl + E to start them up.

Or if you wanner be realistic, you can turn the engines off by cutting the fuel supply off in the cockpit.

Pro Member Trainee
terryleemartin Trainee

Hi, I tried as you instructed but could not get the keyboard commands to work. I tried on several aircraft. I was sitting at the beginning of the runway. The engine was idleing. I pressed CTRL-Shift-1, and nothing happened. I tried it with the regular keyboard #1 and then the Numeric Keypad #1. When I did it using the keyboard #1, it gave me a new viewpoint from the cockpit. Up and to the left. I was pressing them simultaniously.

I'm sure I must be doing something wrong, but can't figure out what it might be.

Pro Member Captain
Chris Morris (morris91) Captain

Have you changed any keys around? try going through settings ingame and find where you assign key commands and click something like "reset to default" and then try Ctrl + Shift + 1

Pro Member Trainee
terryleemartin Trainee

Hi Captain
I checked and found that there were no defaults keys set up to shut down the aircraft engines on my simulator. I went back and hit the "revert to Defaults" button and found out that nothing had changed. There still was no procedure for shutting down the engines. So I created one by using the keyboard strokes you suggested, and it now works fine. Thank you very much.
By the way, there was the default for starting the engines, just none for shutting it off.

Pro Member First Officer
Accelor First Officer

If you want to shut down all engines at once it's

CTRL+SHIFT+F1

To shut down any one of multiple engines one at a time.

E select ENG # 1 2 3 OR 4 then CTRL+SHIFT+F1.

Start-up E eng # CTRL+E

Pro Member First Officer
Nick (truckernick) First Officer

terryleemartin wrote:

Hi,
I have read all the commands available for FSX and looked everywhere I can think of. and I am embarased to admit I can't figure out how to shut down and start up the engines on my aircraft. Embarassed It just never came up before. The Engine commands listed show you everything else but this. How is it done?

If you want a realistic Start and shut Down, then i recommend a payware, but if your just sticking with default, ctrl e is really the only way, and to shut down like in real life, all you do is click the fuel cutoff knob or button.

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