Scott - A2A wrote:
OK to add to this, we strongly suspect some other system is controlling the FSX battery and overriding the aircraft.cfg settings. Does anyone have any software installed, like FSUIPC, that may have settings to control the FSX battery life? To find what software is creating this issue would be the true fix.
Yes - in my case I *do* have the full FSUIPC and have it set (by default) to over-ride the default FSX battery behaviour and force it to "Extend battery life (indefinitely)".
So ... I should turn this function in FSUIPC *off*?
UPDATE: I modified aircraft.cfg and UNticked the FSUIPC battery checkbox. I have no lights (but everything else works)
1. Start up FSX with my default C-172 *cold and dark* (ie. everything off).
2. Sit on the runway in my (dead) Cessna ... then load up the MkIIb.
3. Without going into the hangar, set up the aircraft (SHIFT-4 and SHIFT-3).
I get no lights showing at all when switched to "on".
4. Do a COLD START or an AUTO start from the sub-panel. No luck.
5. Reload the aircraft (the inbuilt FSX command - not from the select aircraft menu). Still no luck.
6. Go to the hangar, fiddle with stuff, then repeat 4) and 5). No lights (but everything else works).
7. Jump back into my "dead" Cessna, to find the all lights/avionics are ON (I'd left the the lights on in the Spit).
8. Start the engine (in the Cessna) then jump back into the "live" Spit. Still no lights.
Just to confirm - this is with:
a) Edit to aircraft.cfg
b) FSUIPC battery function UNticked
c) Default FSX startup as C172, cold & dark
d) Jumping into the C172 then then selecting the MkIIb from the top menu
I'll save a default C172 but with avionics/battery set to ON and see what happens.