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Engine on and immediately off

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I was out of IL-2 Sturmovik for a few months, now I'm back, I updated my version and I also downloaded Kuban (BoK).
I find several novelties in the way of flying airplanes, some commands have been modified, Russian planes are now better controlled during taxiing, etc.
All things with which I will have the chance to experience, but now I have to ask a question first of all.
With some planes, starting from the "parked" position, after having switched on the engine, it will turn off immediately (i.e. Spitfire, Yak 1, LaGG 3 etc.), what should I do?
Thanks Stebas.

NB. if I start in the "runway" position, then with the engine running, then I try to turn off the engine and then turn it back on, everything is OK.

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Likely the issue is that for engine start now you need to set Mixture at 100% and give it a bit of throttle, like 10-20%. And then hit the E key. Good luck!

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I second the 15-20% throttle thing, i ran into the exact same issue and it took me a while to figure it out. I had to remember all the time i spent desperately trying to start my **** snowblower as a teen -- applying a bit of throttle prevented it from cutting out before it warmed up. 

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yup! add full mixture and a bit of throttle. I also whack up my rpm too.

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Hi guys thank a lot.

Now I am able to start the engine of Lagg-3 (with about 20% of throttle before switching on and then immediately at least 30-35% to prevent shut off).

The Yak 7 need2 about 15% before starting and  then is OK.

The Airacobra is equal.

The Spitfire does not want to remain on.

But I encounter another issue.

When I push the throttle to take-off (sometime tested with Airacobra and LaGG), the speed does not increase to take off value and the engine run off before the end of runway.

I suppose it could be a wrong mixture setting, but I don't know how to do, because if I set the mixture with RCtrl + M (automatic) or with RCtrl + add or minus key, I don't see any indication in the hud message (with Hud on), nor any gauge or lever showing the actual mixture value.

What can I do ?

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Is your prop RPM fully up?

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The prop pitch is 100%

But I would like to know how to set the mixture 100% full rich for example with Spit. Which keys do you use x default?

Edited by Alfaunostebas11

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RPM not pitch. Also 100% is not necessarily auto-rich.

Edited by Talon_

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Yes Talon, I was meaning prop RPM at 100%.

But, when I intend to set the mixture value, I see nothing that confirms what I am doing and I suspect that the keys I actually use do not take effect. Where can I see that the mixture is correctly set to 100% ?
So, I go back to ask, politely, to operate the motor, for example of the Spitfire Mk VB, which keys operated, in particular to bring the mixture to 100%?
Thanks.

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You can use the tech chat in the HUD, to make sure you use the correct key. It will tell you when you increase or decrease something.

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Now everything seems to be solved.
The problem was that the default mixture commands gave no effect (perhaps due to a keyboard configuration problem).
I set the controls on the joystick and now the message indicating the correct value of the mixture appears. So I can set it to 100% and everything works properly ...
Thanks for your suggestions...

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@Alfaunostebas11If you want to explore the mixture controls further, most planes actually have markings on the mixture levers in the cockpit to tell you where it needs to be. 

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