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Firing Up The APU In FS9  
User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12157 times:

Well, I went searching the forum and found nothing, so maybe I could get some help from my fellow flight simmers.
It seems that whenever I start a flight at the gate with my engines off, power lasts for maybe 10 minutes before everything goes dark. I know this is a simulation of the backup battery. But, is there a way to crank the APU so I can have power on the ground? I use mostly freeware, with the payware being the SMS Boeing and Airbus packs, so none of them have an apu power switch (that I'm aware of).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

(edited for spelling)

[Edited 2008-05-29 10:09:29]


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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12145 times:

They dont have APU simulated. So no there isnt a way to fire it up. The best way with the SMS is to use the battery which will last you about 5-7 mins. That should be enough time to get the autopilot and GPS programmed  silly 

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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12144 times:

Do it the lazy mans way CTRL + E  Silly

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7656 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 12127 times:

Odd, if I shut my engines off in FS9, I could leave the computer running for the rest of the day and when I come back, everything still has power.


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User currently offlineLIA310 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Mar 2008, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 12091 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):

what plane is it ?


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7656 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 12071 times:



Quoting LIA310 (Reply 4):
what plane is it ?

Pretty well every plane I've used from the default to various add-ons. Maybe my FS9 is a special edition ...  Silly



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User currently offlineOlegShv From Sweden, joined Mar 2006, 683 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 11939 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 5):
Pretty well every plane I've used from the default to various add-ons. Maybe my FS9 is a special edition ... Silly

Well, I suppose you have checked (or unchecked) one of realism options that deals with discharging the batteries.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7656 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11886 times:



Quoting OlegShv (Reply 6):
Well, I suppose you have checked (or unchecked) one of realism options that deals with discharging the batteries.

I usually just leave everything as defualt, so that could explain it. Didn't even think about that .... lol!



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3395 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 11225 times:



Quoting Elcableguy77 (Thread starter):
I know this is a simulation of the backup battery.

Hmm. According to CARs the battery has to supply at least 30 minutes of power once you loose the engines. Perhaps you have lots of non-essential systems running though.

Anyhow, to answer yer question as far as I know the APU does not exist in the FS9 world.


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11215 times:



Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 8):
Anyhow, to answer yer question as far as I know the APU does not exist in the FS9 world

not on most freeware - there are plenty of payware a/c have functional apu's in FS9.

Also there is a option within FSUIPC (pay version) that stops battery discharge.


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