So I was going to fly tonight, with the new patch, for 3-30-2016.
It seems the starting difficulty is even more difficult now.
For 2-1/2 hours, I was unable to start at all with either the P-40 or the P-51.
In the P-40, I noticed the inertial starter was unable to crank the prop rpms past 225 or so on engage, and this is only a very small bounce, it really averages less than 200, perhaps about 150.
And in the P-51 the starter turns the prop very very very slowly.
I tried a complete overhaul.
I tried deleting the dat files and allowing them to be recreated with the latest version.
I tried clearing the real world weather and reloading the planes into default fsx clear weather, thinking perhaps the weather was the problem to no avail.
Autostart turns over immediately and runs fine (but what's the fun in autostart in an accusim plane
Anyway, it seems most are able to start the p51 and p40 with no troubles in the new version, so I have to wonder if my technique is very flawed.
At the same time, considering I have been using both aircraft for quite some time without any major difficulty starting prior to the T-6 updates, I also have to wonder if something is just not right, perhaps only in a certain configuration. Basically from what I can tell, it is as though the starters in both aircraft are extremely weakened, and turn the prop at a fraction of the speed which they did before the update, and not enough to start, except for the occasional barely kick over (and this seems to be rare).
If it helps to narrow this down, I am in FSX Steam Edition, and Win10.