Thanks again! Last couple questions in regards to the later F-51 manual I'm using. It states to warm up at 1300 RPM after engine start with supercharger on high blower, but this doesn't seem to work with the A2A Stang as the oil pressure goes sky high, did you do this in the real thing? Also, it states to check manifold pressure with engine off, and compare it to manifold pressure at 2300RPM, manual states it should be 1/2" less than field pressure reading. This is not the case in the sim, although I wouldn't be surprised if it's a limitation of flight sim. Not trying to be nit-picky at all, just curious how your procedures in the real thing compared to the manual I'm using. Having a great time flying the stang though, and I appreciate you answering my questions Dudley! Much appreciated!
I never ran the engine on the ground in high blower. At higher settings you can get detonation. Not necessary really. If oil pressure is high (and it will be on a cold morning start) just use oil dilution while you taxi out to the active using as little power as possible. The pressure should come down.
The power check is not really useful in FSX because it would have to be programmed for constantly changing local altimeter setting. FSX doesn't quite go this deep into atmospheric conditions
In the real airplane you do your power check at throttle up on takeoff. This is standard procedure in any airplane. As you power up you scan the engine instruments. All are normal and you have T.O. power available or you don't. Anything out of limits and you abort.