To me, that very much sounds like a bug.. given that it's an uncommon one, it may well be due to incompatibility with some other OXP.
The easiest way to test for clashes between OXPs (after reading the logs for clues, of course), is to use a binary search to find the culprit. See this post for a description of how to do that:
http://oolite.aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic ... 84#p216384
Ok, not sure if this is the proper thread to post this question, as it concerns an expansion
Generally speaking, questions about a particular OXP are best posted in the thread dedicated to that OXP. Most OXP creators have their messages set up so they get notified of any posts to that thread. In this case, that would be this one:
phkb is the current maintainer of Hyperspace Hangar, and he's usually around, so you'll have some more knowledgeable help soon.
Well, I do have the LMSS installed as a expansion, but I'm not using any LMSS on my ship.
Just for any help it might bring to the discussion, I'm flying a dark Rainbow, and I have the UBER lasers enabled, and the front laser is the AceRimmer, the aft is the Anderson ITC Belter, and port and starboard are Kruger Artillery Cannons.
If I buy a new ship, and then try to switch back to the Dark Rainbow, all my equipment is there except the lasers. It defaults back to a Lance and Ferman LF90 which is listed as "standard equipment" on a Dark Rainbow... that's for the front, all other laser mounts are empty.
It's not a huge deal, except that once in a while I see some ship I wouldn't mind adding to my collection, but I can't if I want to continue on in the game with the current configuration of the Dark Rainbow. The AceRimmer Laser in particular is especially hard to find, even on TL14, 15 and 16 stations.