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MSFS Complex Hydraulic System

Running into an issue creating a realistic Hydraulic System for my DC-10 project. It requires 3 standalone systems. Each system has 2 pumps, but system 3 has 4 (2 electrical, 2 engine driven). System 3 can connect to both system 1 and 2 via crossover lines should the need call for it.

What I've seen so far in MSFS is that each pump creates its own system, that from what i've seen, can't be connected to each other. One way I can do this is a ton of different If-and statements that would be a couple of pages.
I'd recommend against using the default hydraulic (and electrical) "system" included by MSFS by default - they are far from functional and very limited in scope. The best way to go about implementing these systems is to bypass the default behavior entirely, and write systems in C++ or Rust that compile to WASM and interface with simvars and simconnect to accomplish what they need to do.