November 24th, 2015, 08:00
Hmmm, I doubt its the start gauge as that has 1000's of hours of use on my system in FS9. In FSX, it would crash immediately.
So, if you have commented that out and removed the gauge, and still having the issue, that should not be a problem.
Are you running the latest version of FSUIPC.dll in the Modules folder? 22.214.171.124?
Is this happening on any other version of the F7F?
The main difference for the -3 models are the fuselage and the Drop Tank although the panel has the drop tank gauges included.
If you cannot get the F7F-1, -3S, or F7F-3N to fail, then it may be a model specific. Otherwise, look outside the model to see if other aircraft fail in similar circumstances, same flight area etc.