MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 19095 posts, RR: 49 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13262 times:
Lately FS2004 has not allowed me to control 2 or more engines occasionally; no matter what I do I can only control the #1 engine from the keyboard. If I open up the throttle panel I can use the mouse to advance all engines but that's annoying. Anybody else have this problem? Any solutions?
Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1080 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13251 times:
Try pressing E then 1,2,3,4. E is the engine select and 1,2,3,4 is the engine number you are selecting. If you hit E then 1,2,3,4 all at once it should reselect all the enges. Only needs to be done 1 and 2 if there are only 2 engines on the plane. Hope that makes sense.
Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
PlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 13218 times:
I use E 1+2 etc but sometimes it doesn't work and only 1 engine can be controlled so I just go to select aircraft and press enter to you go into the same aircraft that you left but controlling both engines.
EclipseFlight7 From Somalia, joined Apr 2004, 519 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13202 times:
It's because of autostart. When you press ctrl-e then it only selects the first engine. What might fix it is going into the assignments screen and changing the select engine to a key that won't get in the way.
LHcapt2007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 13151 times:
My key sequence is: (4 engines) E+1+2, then within 1 sec, E+3+4 and it works everytime. Make sure that E,1,2 are held down together, then, release the 1+2 buttons while holding the E button, then hit 3 & 4 at the same time. Remember, hold E the whole time.
Quick way to start 747 if all are off, click all 4 starter buttons on the upper panel then manually open the fuel valves(below the throttles) when they hit their proper Nspeed. CTRL+E takes way too long sometimes and manual control feels more real.