talking about facts:
instead of taking a look on what mathijs wrote i took a look in THEIR manual. it says: "The BAT pbs (BAT 1 & BAT 2) are off when in AUTO mode. The batteries will automatically connect when the APU is started without EXT PWR, when voltage drops below 26.5 (to charge) or when the aircraft is on ground and no other electrical sources are available. They will show FAULT when the batteries are disconnected because of a fault. When the pb is clicked OFF will show and the battery will be disconnected."
further it says: "The EXT PWR pb will be off when no external power is available. It will show AVAIL when power is available. When pushed ON will show and the external power will be connected to the aircraft buses"
this is not happening in the bus because even with external power set to on the batteries discharge and it gets dark in the cockpit no matter if external power is on or not + the external power is not availble if the batterys are empty.so it´s a clear bug. i don´t care what they have to reprogram or to do to solve it.as i said other companys did solve this problem (if there really is one) too.this is not my job but theirs. i and several other people paid money to them for doing their job. the manual offers something they don´t offer. and their "workaround" is simply another easy way of turning things they made wrong or buggy into their advantage of not caring about it and don´t spent time and money for it. and this still remains my personal feeling which nobody needs to share makes me sad, in my eyes, them poor and if they don´t change their opnion on this also angry.
i don´t need to have insight in their company philosophy or "their very publically stated goals for this project" but i have eyes to see that they programmed something that is not working the way they state in their own manual.
i have another nice workaround for all remaining bugs ala aerosoft: buy the bus, and don´t use it like the external power.so you will never have any trouble with it. oh funny while i write this it reminds me:they already told us to leave it in the hangar ...funny hm?