This is not intended as a "bump" but is just a summary of the position for me after more testing.
I have done more tests and it seems about half of the turbo-props I use work fine, but the other half firmly refuse to start:
JBK Britannia (with FM'S FSX panel) *
MS Britannia (with FM'S FSX panel)
RP Vanguard (with FM'S FSX panels)
RP Viscount 700 & 800 (with FM'S FSX panels)
JBK Viscount 700 & 800 (with FM'S FSX panels) *
* - with FDs matched to alternative model
WILL NOT START:
RP Armstrong-Whitworth Argosy (with FM'S FSX panel)
MS Fokker Friendship (with FM'S FSX panel)
RP Hawker Tiddly HS748 (with FM'S FSX panel)
AFG NAMC YS-11. This is listed on flightsim.com as FS9 but many repaints say good for FSX and P3D
NOT INSTALLED OR TESTED
I have used these in the past, but not heavily, so haven't got round to installing
MS Canadair CL-44
CC Convair 580 & 640
RP Handley Page Herald
MS Lockheed Electra
Out of all that I'm trying to find a common factor and there doesn't seem to be one! Two possibilities:
- That some things don't work on FSX-SE properly but that seems to be mostly utilities rather than aircraft. FSX-SE is what I am using - yet one YS-11 repaint I saw specifically said tested in FSX-SE.
- That most developers and users always start with engines running
There has to be an answer out there. Although these are mostly British aircraft, I might ask on the Californian Classics forum as there is a good level of technical expertise there. There must be an answer, and if I find it I will report back.