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MSFS Trouble getting a proper way to check, if engines are running (Fenix 320)

Hello everyone,

I am trying to use SimConnect to check if the engines of an aircraft are running. I am relatively new to developing within a Flight Simulator environment.

My test aircraft is the Fenix A320. From what I understand, Fenix uses an external engine model, which might be causing the issues I'm encountering.

Has anyone here figured out which variable can determine if the engines of the Fenix A320 are running? I have tried several variables that I thought might work, but none have been successful.

Thank you!
You probably mean “SimVar Watcher?” You probably need to add a number. For example, instead of watching “ENG COMBUSTION,” you should try “ENG COMBUSTION:1”.