Four days ago I published my first aircraft, a DC3, on the flightsim.to platform. I have about 800 downloads now and I think it is a success. But there are about 10 to 15 posts indicating that the engine dies when starting on a runway with engines running. And when I downloaded the package myself and installed in in an otherwise empty community folder I had the same problem!
First I increased the idle rpm a little bit, and published a new release. But that did not help. By the way the setting in the assistence options / failure and damage are all disabled, which includes the engine stress damage.
Because some people have problems and others don't, my next assumption was that the problem is caused by differences in the way each of us has set up MSFS. One area of possible differences are the settings in the options menu and assistance menu and another area are the differences in the HID's (Human Interface Devices) we use and possibly the preset manager.
I tested all kinds of MSFS settings, but I could not find a possible source for the problem.
And as the next step I disconnected my throttle quadrant and yoke, removed all presets via de preset manager, and only the default keyboard and the default mouse remained. No luck either, the problem remained.
Yesterday evening I noticed that the package still contained some old config files used during development. So I completely cleaned the package source and build the package. I closed the development mode, closed MSFS, put the new package in the community folder, restarted MSFS and started a flight. No Luck.
And than I got the idea to go into development mode again, load the project and start a flight. The DC3 did exactly what I had programmed it to do!!
An extra complication is that the packages, I tried many varients during the last days, sometimes all of a sudden start up in the right way when you start a flight.