@Delta558 Thanks again. The next day, I was able to select "Ready for Takeoff," and discovered that means "Eventually . . . ."
If you wait a while, all 4 engines spool up. So now at least I can get off the ground.
I'll try again later to do a cold start.
BTW, notwithstanding p. 57 of the Manual, saving a flight does NOT save the panel state. Yesterday I saved a flight at 32,000.'
When I loaded that scenario today, I was at 32,000', but no engines on, and the landing gear extended!
Aah, fuel tanks - we're actually just looking at them again for the X-plane version! The tanks are physically grouped into two areas in each wing and then 1 and 2 in the fuselage. Unfortunately, they are grouped differently in terms of which tanks feed which engine! As I said, I'm not sure of the code but you generally need to lower the fuel level evenly across all tanks to achieve a sensible outcome.
In terms of real world, display weight (so lightweight) was aimed to be around 135,000lb - remove all payload bar the crew and adjust the fuel evenly across the tanks until you hit the right area. Should probably be around 30 - 40 % per tank? Then, if trim is a problem, you can use the tray between the seats to transfer fuel to/from tanks 1 and 2.
@Craig-Haskell yep, I uninstalled the last version and did a clean reinstall using the update for FSX:Steam last week. It always seems that the JPT winds down on the outboard engines - I’ve found that I can start them by pressing the relight buttons on the throttles but then it leaves the engine ignition buttons flashing like an eighties disco...
The rudder authority is correct. The Vulcan used nosewheel steering until the rudder becomes effective around the 90kt (from memory) mark which is why you will see the elevons down (stick forward) if you watch take-off videos of the aircraft. Unfortunately, FS has a rubbish ground friction model and you tend to lose NWS too early.
Line up properly, respect crosswind limits, lead with either left or right throttles and occasional left or right brake are about the only advice I can give on that, sorry.
Sorry to say it's uncontrollable on my PC using P3Dv4. I have a list of issues - which may be for me unfamilarity with the Vulcan - but support ticket sent. I thought the Autopilot had been fixed? Currently it doesn't even go to ready state.