I'm running win xp sp3 + A2A 377 with all the patches + captain of the Ship. I think that covers the important stuff.
If I want to start manually or using the FE from cold & dark AND on the first start after loading FSX,following what I think is the correct proceedure, the engines will not turn over at all. I don't even hear the voice of the FE telling me "Turning engine x". Note that I've had the APU on with power, Ignition switches etc ON,engine select button in correct position, fuel boosters on, fuel tap to Tank-Engine, press prime button several times then press middle button then mags then boost..
I have discovered that if I set the fuel tap for engine 3 (first engine to be started) to Engine -Manifold (the next position to right of Tank-Engine) then I can get everything to work & start the engine AND start the remaining engines with fuel taps at Tank-Engine. Following on,once all engines start once & are stopped I can start using the normal Tank-Engine positions. This means that for the first start I can't let my FE do anything until I get the first engine running because he just sets all fuel taps on Tank-Engine,as he should.
This is no big problem but if anyone else has had this happen maybe you can take note. It might be a bug with my system or a bug with the Capt of the Ship. It didn't happen prior to Captain of the Ship being loaded.
The engines start ok if I just use Auto Start.
Can anyone comment on this?
My 1st flight after COTS installation I let the FE do his stuff. On my 2nd flight, I did everything on the checklist myself, waiting until I taxied to the runway to let the FE take over. At engine start I could not get #3 to turn over. I double and triple checked everything by the check list - engine 3 would not crank. I was about to reload my saved cold dark flight and start over when I noticed in the F10 screen, the APU was not highlighted. Now, I had turned the APU on with the switch at the FE station, I heard it start and the voltage came up. When I clicked on APU in the F10 screen, I was able to crank #3 and all other engines.
I tried to duplicate this today. I started the APU at the FE station, I heard it start and the voltage came up. In F10 APU was not lit, but I was able to crank and start #3. The only thing different today from my 2nd flight was the saved flight had the NW Orient skin rather than the A2A skin I used on my 2nd flight.
I am curious whether anyone else has noticed odd behavior with the APU in the F10 screen.