June 5th, 2013, 18:18
Reload Aircraft does work with the aircraft.cfg as well as the panel.cfg ...... in most instances. I have used that method for years now. The only catch is that there seems to be a point at which it quits working until you manually load a different aircraft. Then you can go back and reload with whatever shortcut you use for a number of cycles.
Certain parts of the aircraft.cfg however which are tied more directly to the .air file seem to be excluded from that reload. The contact points are probably part of that group.