Okay, so in the meantime I have sorted out the power loss / non-starting engine 2 issue...
Observations from my side in respect of the current virtual pilot / copilot checklist procedures:
Cockpit Prepation Checklist - copilot Fd is not activated (perhaps a beep for actioning should indicate manual input);
Before Start Checklist - APU Generator not activated (immediate cockpit powerloss after APU has been activated;
Engine 2 will not start if / when appropriate switches in the AIR module section have not been activated.
In short, the programming actions of the virtual pilot / copilot are not complete.
Please note the above is not to criticise the product but simply food-for-thought as for someone totally new to aviation could get unnecessarily frustrated.
I renamed the FSUIPC.cfg and assigned the throttle axis in P3D but the issue is the same. FMA shows MAN TOGA GS LOC.
But I think I found the cause of this. Calibrating the CH-THR-Qudrant with the CH-Utility then the FMA changes to SRS and NAV regardless of the axis assigned in P3D or FSUIPC.
And I don't have any other issues with FSUIPC and the throttle setup.
But then with the CH-Quadrant-Throttles in idle detent the engines are in REV-Thrust on the ground.
This is also true for the PMDG 37 and 47 and the QW 787. I have to advance the throttles a considerable way out of the idle detent for forward idle thrust.
There is no way out but using the CH-Delete-Utility to delete the throttle calibration.
But why does the 330 not change to the TOGA-mode despite the throttles in the VC move all the way to the forward stop or TOGA detent and the FMA shows MAN TOGA?
Hope you have a solution for this.
I've found that the speedbarkes don't deploy on touchdown. I've had several flights where this happens, each time the 'brakes are armed as part of the approach procedures but refuse to deploy unless select the / key to override the setting.
They used to work correctly in earlier versions.