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bobsk8
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Can't start

Post by bobsk8 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:14 am

Tried for about 1 1/2 hours last tonight to start the 530F .It spools up, N1 goes up to about 40, and then starts dropping again and eventually quits. Following all directions and watched several videos and still can't get it to manually start. Any ideas?

Krazycolin
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Re: Can't start

Post by Krazycolin » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:23 am

Is real weather enabled?
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bobsk8
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Re: Can't start

Post by bobsk8 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:15 am

Got the start up problem of t he 530 F solved completely. I followed this video and at the end of the video they tell you about a Macro that you can download if yo have FSUIPC, to toggle the start button on and off with a joystick key. This made the difference,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKXTK7aRvOw
1 Follow the normal start setup.
2. Press the joystick key that you set with the macro, and watch N1 carefully, when it hits 15%, open the throttle slowly and watch TOT, and it will start to climb. As soon as you are past 15% and you see TOT start to rise, hit the button you have assigned for the starter to toggle it back off. ( It's important that you set this to toggle, not just on. ) Now increase you throttle to keep TOT around 5-600 degrees, once that happens, there is no way it will shut down again. Keep increasing throttle slowly until it is on full. It now starts for me every time.

At the bottom of this thread is a link that works for the macro you need for FSUIPC. viewtopic.php?f=106&t=5621&p=56441&hilit=macro#p56441

eatkins245
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Re: Can't start

Post by eatkins245 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Unable to find the micro on the site. The links that are in the forum are dead links.
I have the 407 and the 530 it is so crazy there is not an easier way to start.

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Jean Luc Picard
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Re: Can't start

Post by Jean Luc Picard » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:33 pm

Yeah. I have been using the helicopters in FSX for a while and I personally prefer the standard FSX helicopter startup software even if you have to make sure every .flt file you create has a tailwind component so you can start the helicopter. Is it possible to override the startup sequence that the MD530 has so I can control when the fuel is allowed to enter the aircraft's engine?

Krazycolin
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Re: Can't start

Post by Krazycolin » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 pm

Pretty sure not.
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