Troubleshooting A320nx Engine Start Issues in MSFS 2020

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year!

For some weeks in MSFS 2020, A320nx Engines don´t start!  PLEASE HELP ME!!!

Best Regars
Ricardo Nunes

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Hello Ricardo,

Happy New Year to you too! I understand the frustration of dealing with engine start issues on the A320nx in MSFS 2020. Let's troubleshoot this step by step.

Firstly, let's ensure some basics are covered. Before starting the engines, ensure:

  • Your BEFORE START checklist is completed.
  • IFR clearance is obtained.
  • The aircraft is secure.
  • APU MASTER SW is set to ON, and the APU is available.
  • Beacon light is set to ON.

Engine Start Procedure:
1. Start with Engine 2: Set the ENG mode selector to IGN/START. The lower ECAM should display the engine parameters screen. Set ENG 2 Master to ON. Pay attention to the ECAMs and monitor the engine start-up, which should take around 1 minute. Engine 2 is successfully started when N1 is at roughly 19%, N2 is around 68%, and EGT settles at about 520 °C.
2. Proceed to Engine 1: Set ENG 1 Master to ON and similarly monitor the start-up on the ECAMs. Successful start-up indicators are the same as for Engine 2.

After the engines are started, complete the after-start flow:

  • Set the ENG mode selector to NORM.
  • Set FLAPS as required (especially consider icing conditions).
  • Turn off APU BLEED and APU MASTER SW.
  • Set ANTI ICE as required.
  • Check PITCH TRIM and set RUDDER TRIM to Zero.

(Source: FlyByWire Simulations Documentation)

If you're still facing issues, it could be helpful to review some tutorials on the FlyByWire A32NX. There are many resources, including YouTube videos, that offer detailed walkthroughs. (FlyByWire's YouTube Channel is a great place to start.)

Important: Always ensure you are using the latest version of the A32NX mod. You can download the latest version from Fly Away Simulation to ensure you have the most up-to-date and stable release.

Remember: Flight simulation is as much about problem-solving as it is about flying. Every challenge is an opportunity to learn more about the intricacies of these complex machines.

I hope this helps, Ricardo! If you need further assistance or have specific questions, feel free to ask.

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