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Heywood Air Starter Is this possible?

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Beginning development of The Kreutzer Air Coach trimotor which uses a Heywood Air Starter to start the three engines. Essentially the pilot selects the engine to start, with an engine selector switch then presses a button that injects compressed air into the cylinder, starting the engine. The selector is then moved to the next engine in sequence and again the button pushed. Is it possible to code this in P3D so that a single button starts the engine that corresponds to the position of the selector switch? Example below. TIA for any input.
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DragonflightDesign

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Yes. You will need to apply a fuel tank, open the fuel valve and run the starter one after another. It can be done as I did something very similar a long time ago. If that produces a start that is too sudden, you'll need to delay the opening of the fuel valve and allow the engine to motor. BE AWARE: there is a bug (feature?) in all versions of the sim that only allows for four (4) seconds of motoring before the starter shuts down. If you need the engine to motor for longer than that, you will need to detach the L:var that turns the prop from the RPM variable. Motor the prop using the L:var and feed in the RPM to that L:var when combusion is confirmed.
 
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