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My 10.51 has been working fine, but now every time it starts the X-15 aircraft loads and the screen alternates between the cockpit and a warning message.  I did recently install a CH Eclipse but have used it several times.  I also tried pausing the sim and changing the aircraft type while paused, but when resuming it immediately went right back to the X-15 and resumed the same behavior.  The log file is attached, I am not used to reading them so perhaps someone might spot the problem for me.

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answered by (19.3k points)
It sounds like a button or key got accidentally assigned to the air drop situation. Please move, rename, or delete your preferences to restore defaults and see if that fixes it.
commented by (12 points)
I looked at all the key assignments and found nothing like that.  While paused I chose another airplane,  it would load it and after about 2 seconds go right back to the X-15 ready for air drop then freeze again.  I also notice that it loads multiple airplanes each startup such as 747 and C-130.  Very frustrating!
commented by (866 points)
During the startup, those other planes are AI Aircraft that are being loaded.

As for your problem, it looks as if there is some issue that keeps spawning the X-15 Drop aircraft situation.

To try and troubleshoot this, go into the main X-Plane folder, then the Output folder. There, there should be a Preferences folder. Open this folder, and copy all of the files to a New Folder on the desktop (this will be a backup, if necessary, while also not interfering with the X-Plane process).

Now delete the files in the Preferences folder. Restart X-Plane, and it will be set back to default settings, which should include getting rid of this aircraft and situations assignment. Then, in-game, manually set back the rest of the settings you had.
commented by (12 points)
That worked!  After starting it went to the default United 747 on the runway at Seattle, which easily changed to my preferred Grumman AA-5B.  Thank you so much, I never would have found the solution on my own!
commented by (866 points)
I'm really glad we could help you out! Make sure to mark the original post as "Answered" so other users can see it easier. Thanks. :-)
commented by (23 points)
I am new to X PLANE so i wanted to say thank you for the help provided in response to this issue. I did this and it worked for me very well.  Thank you so much it is greatly appreciated.