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I've read the tutorial, and i think i've got it set up correctly but MSFS keeps saying the radio is off.

So i can't initiate an pushback without addons.

 

What am i overlooking?

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2 minutes ago, Hans Hartmann said:

You need some AC power source for the radios. The best choice would probably be to start the APU.

 

I already had the APU and later the engines running but no luck so far.

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40 minutes ago, Aviatoran said:

I've read the tutorial, and i think i've got it set up correctly but MSFS keeps saying the radio is off.

So i can't initiate an pushback without addons.

 

What am i overlooking?

Battery Master switch ON?

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27 minutes ago, Aviatoran said:

Yep, its on..

Really don't know what i'm doing wrong.

 

I am not sure you are doing something wrong. We are looking into it.

 

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Assuming that you are in the "Ready for Engine Start" state (at least it seems like you are), you should see frequencies etc in the left RTU:

 

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(and no, the callsign is not a reference to you. I've been using it for many months now)

 

However, at the airport I where I currently am (KDMA), I don't get any frequencies to choose from. But that's a simulator thing.

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3 minutes ago, Hans Hartmann said:

Assuming that you are in the "Ready for Engine Start" state (at least it seems like you are), you should see frequencies etc in the left RTU:

 

grafik.png

(and no, the callsign is not a reference to you. I've been using it for many months now)

 

However, at the airport I where I currently am (KDMA), I don't get any frequencies to choose from. But that's a simulator thing.

Yep, exactly how it looks like here:

 

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Now that is weird. It almost seems that the avionics power is off despite everything being on.

Does clicking EFB -> Aircraft -> Ready for Engine Start (or Ready for Taxi) fix the problem?

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3 minutes ago, Hans Hartmann said:

Now that is weird. It almost seems that the avionics power is off despite everything being on.

Does clicking EFB -> Aircraft -> Ready for Engine Start (or Ready for Taxi) fix the problem?

Nope, tried different states, including c&d, turn-around and ready for taxi.

I already tried to reinstall the aircraft by deleting it, but to no avail.

Another issue, no matter what i try, i can't get the AP to engage. Maybe it's a sim problem on my side?

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I think it's a problem with the initialization of the aircraft. Do you have the MSFS SDK installed by any chance? It contains a little program which might help to track down the reason.

 

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Hmm no i have not.

But i've gone for a reinstall of the whole game.

If the issue still persists after this, i will report back and try the program in the SDK.

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35 minutes ago, Aviatoran said:

But i've gone for a reinstall of the whole game.

Ouch. I think that was some waste of time.

 

Anyway, the program is called SimVarWatcher and you can find it here: C:\MSFS SDK\Samples\SimvarWatcher\bin\x64\Release

First start the sim, select the CRJ and start a flight. Once that's done, start the SimVars.exe, select Simvar Name "AVIONICS MASTER SWITCH" and Units "Number" and click "Add request". Now click Connect. The list on the right should either show a 1 (if avionics power is available) or a 0 (if not).

 

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Please let me know the result.

 

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11 hours ago, Hans Hartmann said:

Ouch. I think that was some waste of time.

 

Anyway, the program is called SimVarWatcher and you can find it here: C:\MSFS SDK\Samples\SimvarWatcher\bin\x64\Release

First start the sim, select the CRJ and start a flight. Once that's done, start the SimVars.exe, select Simvar Name "AVIONICS MASTER SWITCH" and Units "Number" and click "Add request". Now click Connect. The list on the right should either show a 1 (if avionics power is available) or a 0 (if not).

 

grafik.png

 

Please let me know the result.

 

Hans, i want to thank you for taking your time to figure this out.

after the (indeed) useless reinstall, i unbinded the avionics master switch on my Bravo quadrant. This solved the ATC and the abillity to engage the AP.

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