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    Hi ATAGers... Can not even start my engine !

    Hi ATAGers

    I do not even know how to start the Engine in the Tutorial (IL2 CoD) start take off !!!

    I am using Windows 7 Xbox controller (with keyboard) ini provided by Steam version...

    So many posts and Youtube videos... is there a simple way to start engines ?

    I will only fly Spitfire I think... I can fly Flight Simulators easier... but I will not give up !

    Happy Flying --=|=--

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    Re: Hi ATAGers... Can not even start my engine !

    Hi Simball .

    Hope I was of some help just now in the main chat . The Spitfire is a very popular plane so you should find any help you need easy to find .


    Basic start procedure .


    Throttle set to between 20-25% . Fuel cock on . 100% Prop Pitch . Chocks on . Press I key and she should start up .

    It will need to warm up before you can really open the throttle . Around 20 degrees on the Oil temp .

    At some point you'll need to open the radiator to prevent over heating . I usually do it (when I remember ) just before taking off .

    If you have any problems and have a mic and earphones then TeamSpeak will put you in touch with someone who can aid you very quickly .


    Good Luck and have a great time . Welcome to Blitz Sir

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    Re: Hi ATAGers... Can not even start my engine !

    Quote Originally Posted by simball View Post
    Hi ATAGers

    I do not even know how to start the Engine in the Tutorial (IL2 CoD) start take off !!!

    I am using Windows 7 Xbox controller (with keyboard) ini provided by Steam version...

    So many posts and Youtube videos... is there a simple way to start engines ?

    I will only fly Spitfire I think... I can fly Flight Simulators easier... but I will not give up !

    Happy Flying --=|=--

    Sim
    I think the default key to start engines is "I". Check this out in you Controls settings.

    You can also try a quick mission where you are already airborne.

    This link shows the startup about 5:45 in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SexVraRDZg4

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    Red face Re: Hi ATAGers... Can not even start my engine !

    Thank you ATAG_Knight and ATAG_Oskar...

    Very good help... I got it flying quickly after your advice and with the Youtube link

    I will read the forum help and watch more You Videos now... I just wanted a quick fly ! I was so excited just to have a quick flight


    I have flown most Flight Sims... and started with BoB Rowan and BoB2.... Battle of Britain Flight sim which was great ! Many years ago ! Plus I fly RC Remote Control Aircraft...

    I'm now older and have more time to fly... but I have forgot how tricky it was to start again... but I will get back into it soon !

    Thank you again... and Happy Flying -=|=-

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    Re: Hi ATAGers... Can not even start my engine !

    Quote Originally Posted by simball View Post
    Hi ATAGers

    I am using Windows 7 Xbox controller (with keyboard) ini provided by Steam version...
    Hi simball,

    I have tried flying using an Xbox controller and found it possible but quite challenging. It's fun in single-player as you can turn off the realism settings.

    If you want to dive in to multi-player the persistent servers have the realism settings turned on so you will need to be very skilled with that controller if you want to compete. You can get a good-enough Joystick for cheap though.

    Septic.



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    Re: Hi ATAGers... Can not even start my engine !

    Hi ATAG_Septic

    Yes are correct it would be tricky... I will only use xbox controller for quick single player. It is easy to keep attached to PC and ready to go !

    I have a good Joystick for my Flight Sims and could use it for multiplayer...

    Thank you for the advice

    Happy Flying -=|=-
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