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Primary (and secondary) external power connected on startup

 
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Rigilkent



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Primary (and secondary) external power connected on startup Reply with quote

Is there a way to have ground power connected from a cold and dark startup?
I am sure there is but i cannot find the corresponding instruction in the initial state.ini
is there a specific line I should add?
I have tried saving a scenario from the dispatcher console but unless I did something wrong it does not seem to make a difference.
I have a jetmax777 with hardware OH.

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Andrea
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not yet "Sim-Avionics fluent" as my leap from FS9 and PM means a very steep learning curve
Seems to me (on the 737) you can have auxilliary ground power and ground air hooked up to the airplane from the dispatch console.
You have to do it for each flight though.
Then you must flip the GP switch on

(Correct me if wrong)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jack.
That is exactly what I am trying to understand: do you have to connect ground power and air for each flight or is there a way to save it as part of the initial state?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know YES you have to because in reality you can choose between switching on ground power or start your APU.

GP is OK at major airports but if not avail you use your APU.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a few options...

Battery ON then....
1) Start the APU

or
2) Run the Dispatch console and select Ground Power

or
3) Run the WebIOS and select External Power
( Open a browser URL : http://<Server IP Address>:10080/setup.html )
ie http://192.168.0.100:10080/setup.html

or
4) Default the ground Power ON in the INITIAL_STATE.ini
Edit \Server\INITIAL_STATE.INI
Delete the content and just leave :
[ELECTRICAL]
EXT_PRI_PWR_AVAIL=1
EXT_SEC_PWR_AVAIL=1
On the Server > Control Panel Tab > Enable Initial State OnLoad

For 737 pilots :
The CPT CDU is powered by the AC Standby Bus so will be available when the battery is ON and STBY PWR is AUTO.
Therefore after switching on the battery switch you have a 5th option which is to enable External Power via the CDU Menu, SIM OPTIONS > SIM > GND ACTIONS
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