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XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 11:13 PM
I must be just stupid or something but I play online and like to fly the He-111 (aka Heinkel) but some servers have complex engine management mode on , I can't for the life of me start my damn engines. I've tried mapping the keys , like engine select , but am slowly running out of keys to use. My questions is this:

What are the steps to start and basically control your dual engine aircraft in this mode?

What are the most important keys to map, obviously "select engine" and I guess the magneto 1 & 2 to stop them, I have throttle control on on my joystick , as well as mixture control up and down but have yet been able to start my engines.

HELP!

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XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 11:13 PM
I must be just stupid or something but I play online and like to fly the He-111 (aka Heinkel) but some servers have complex engine management mode on , I can't for the life of me start my damn engines. I've tried mapping the keys , like engine select , but am slowly running out of keys to use. My questions is this:

What are the steps to start and basically control your dual engine aircraft in this mode?

What are the most important keys to map, obviously "select engine" and I guess the magneto 1 & 2 to stop them, I have throttle control on on my joystick , as well as mixture control up and down but have yet been able to start my engines.

HELP!

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XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 11:28 PM
Here's what i do. I have Shift + 1 for select left engines. Shift + 2 is for select right engines, and Shift + 3 is for select all engines. Remember that that will select them only, not deselect them.

Then i have Control + 1-8 mapped to Select/Unselect engine, that's a toggle.

For the magnetos and stuff like that, it doesn't really matter, just as long as you know what key it is. Those aren't that important though, you can always shut off the engine by leaning out the fuel mixture, or just pressing I.

Now, to start the engines.

1. You will start on the ground, both engines selected.
2. Press Control + 2. That will deselect engine #2.
3. Press I to start engine #1, because that is the only engine selected now.
4. Press Control + 1 to deselect engine #1, and Control + 2 to select Engine #2.
5. Press I to start engine #2.
6. Now press Shift + 3 to select all engines, and that's it.

Note that it's harder in the Me-262, because you need to wait until the engines are completely started before switching. For the TB-3, it's the same thing only with 4 engines, start one at a time.

Edit- Also, the select left engines and select right engines is important because sometimes you will need to have your left engines and right engines at different power settings to keep on the runway during take off, or to taxi. (especially in the TB-3).


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Message Edited on 08/30/0306:35PM by Vgamer_248th

XyZspineZyX
08-30-2003, 11:32 PM
You need to map the following keys:

Select Engine 1
Select Engine 2
Select All Engines


After you have spawned into your aircraft, press your Select Engine 1 key, then press your Start Engine key. After the engine begins to start up throttle back to zero and press your Select Engine 2 key. Throttle back once more and finally press your Select All Engines key.


Good Luck!


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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 06:47 AM
Sorry for noobing out there but if you read the manual it doesn't cleary say many things, I'm re-mapping right now, fill you in if all is OK.

I never had ventured into the engine stuff, a bit of prop feathering when up high on long hauls and mixture when taking off and quick manuevers, that's about it. I got enough to worry about with attacks coming in left and right, trying to fly level to get the bombsite available, it's a lot of work controling a bomber.



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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 06:53 AM
I'm re-mapping my keys right now, will let you know if it all works out ok, sorry for noobing out but I appreciate the help. Hadn't really ventured into complex engine stuff, a little prop feathering and mixture control, that's about it, I'm busy enough trying to get to a target and bomb it with all these attacks coming in....


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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 07:41 AM
The server was going crazy, weird error mess, problems with positng, I can start the engines now, I had mapped "Select all engines" and had engine right and engine left but I cancelled those keys earlier on when mapping something else, well its shift_1,2 etc. now. Just need that kick in the head to get thinking.Thanks, by the way this is me...

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08-31-2003, 07:46 AM
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