Eletric System Suddenly Shut down

Hello All,

My MSFS is showing a very weird behavior. During the flight around 10 minutes after start up, my electric systems in all propelled or turbo-propelled airplaines suddenly shut down.

I did a video, using the ICON turning on in a fast way and during the flight, to be more clear.

youtu.be/nvjwhszhNFE

I used this basic checklist

-Turn on engine
-Turn on Battery and Alt
-Start Magneto
-Turn on Avionics
-And turn lights

Important Notes:

  1. This happens in cold start and in automatic start either

  2. I tried to reproduce using turboshaft motors but all systems worked ok so far. I could not reproduce in propelled airplanes during the trainings (there everything is just fine)

  3. I am using no addons in the community folder. I tried to find other articles with other people with this same problem but I had no success.

  4. During the issue, the magneto enter in a loop and sound like clicking trying to turning on

  5. I tried to use the AI pilot, to fix any possible mistake but the AI pilot did not solved the problem.

I am wondering if I am forgetting some detail. Please someone could help me?

Thank you all

Sounds like you keep your starters on. Make sure magneto is on ‘both’ and if the bird has starter switches, turn them off once stable. Otherwise they’ll drain your engine real quick

After 3 Hours debugging, I discovered in the standard configuration profile created by the msfs of the TCA Quadrant Airbus edition controller of Thrustmaster, one configuration comes wrong.

The ignition button come assigned together with the fuel release. Thus when you select the fuel, the controller enter in a loop trying to perform also the ignition. This makes the battery run out. I removed the assignment of ignition and this solved my problem. Thanks!

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I too have the same issue, so what buttons of the quadrant are affected?

I just cleared the mapping of the option set engine/start mode and set engine norm mode. As you can see in the picture above the same buttons are also assigned to the fuel valve. So, when you set the fuel valve, you think that you are setting one thing but the controller also try to set engine. This cause a conflict and creates a loop in the simulator, stucking forever the ignition and draining completelly the battery.

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Extremely helpful, many thanks :grinning:

Thank you sooo much!

I have this problem with just one aircraft, but I get about an hour before electrical shutdown.
I will have to dig into the settings and see if that has been the issue.

Thanks for the info.

I had recently the same issue, the failure occuring between 3 and 15 minutes after the take-off, and the solution really helped me, thanks !