CFS2 Configuration file
The Aircraft CFG FILE
Instrumentation

[ELECTRICAL] Section

The parameters in this section let you configure the characteristics of your aircraft's electrical system and its components.

Each aircraft has a battery and an alternator or generator for each engine.

Here is the [ELECTRICAL] section from Flerk's Corsair with comments removed ...

[ELECTRICAL]
max_battery_voltage = 24.0 generator_alternator_voltage = 28.0 max_generator_alternator_amps = 60.0

max_battery_voltage = 24.0

Defines the maximum voltage to which the battery can be charged and defines the voltage available from the battery when the aircraft is initialized. The battery voltage decreases from this voltage level if the generator(s) or alternator(s) are not supplying enough current to meet the electrical system demand.

generator_alternator_voltage = 28.0

Defines the voltage provided by a fully functioning alternator or generator.

max_generator_alternator_amps = 60.0

Defines the maximum amperage (current) provided by a fully functioning alternator or generator.

If not specified in the CFG file [ELECTRICAL] section, CFS2 uses the following electrical components with their typical default values. The default minimum voltage level is 0.7 x max_battery_voltage. This list reflects all the systems currently linked to the aircraft's electrical system. If a component is included in the [ELECTRICAL] section, but the aircraft does not actually have that system, the component is ignored.

The format for these entries is ...    component = Bus Type, Max Amp Load, Min Voltage

where,

BusType is defined by the following index values:
    0 Main Bus (most components connected here)
    1 Avionics Bus
    2 Battery Bus
    3 Hot Battery Bus (bypasses Master switch)
    4 Generator/Alternator Bus 1 (function of engine 1)
    5 Generator/Alternator Bus 2 (function of engine 2)
    6 Generator/Alternator Bus 3 (function of engine 3)
    7 Generator/Alternator Bus 4 (function of engine 4)

Max Amp Load is the current required to power the component, which also puts an additional load on the electrical system.

Min Voltage is the minimum voltage required from the specified bus to operate the component.

flap_motor flap_motor = 0, 5, 17.0
gear_motor = 0, 5, 17.0
autopilot = 0, 5, 17.0
avionics_bus = 0, 10, 17.0
avionics = 1, 5, 17.0
pitot_heat = 0, 15, 17.0
additional_system = 0, 20, 17.0
marker_beacon = 1, 2, 17.0
gear_warning = 0, 2, 17.0
fuel_pump = 0, 5, 17.0
starter1 = 0, 20, 17.0
starter2 = 0, 20, 17.0
starter3 = 0, 20, 17.0
starter4 = 0, 20, 17.0
light_nav = 0, 5, 17.0
light_beacon = 0, 5, 17.0
light_landing = 0, 5, 17.0
light_taxi = 0, 5, 17.0
light_strobe = 0, 5, 17.0
light_panel = 0, 5, 17.0
prop_sync = 0, 15, 17.0
auto_feather = 0, 15, 17.0
auto_brakes = 0, 15, 17.0
standby_vacuum = 0, 15, 17.0
hydraulic_pump = 0, 2, 17.0
fuel_transfer_pump = 0, 5, 17.0
propeller_deice = 0, 5, 17.0
light_recognition = 0, 5, 17.0
light_wing = 0, 5, 17.0
light_logo = 0, 5, 17.0

[PITOT_STATIC] Section

The [PITOT_STATIC] section lets you tune the lag time of the Vertical Speed Indicator in your aircraft.

Here is the [PITOT_STATIC] section from Flerk's Corsair with comments removed ...

[PITOT_STATIC]
vertical_speed_time_constant = 2.0

vertical_speed_time_constant = 2.0

The timing constant used to adjust the response time of the vertical speed indicator (VSI). Increasing this value decreases the lag time, making the VSI respond more quickly. If you want an instantaneous indication, use an excessively large value, such as 99. Decreasing this value increases the lag time, making the VSI respond more slowly. A value of "0" freezes the indicator. If this value is not set, CFS2 uses the default value of 2.0.

CONTACT_POINTS CFG File