I also have this problem.
It does not only occur in pause mode or when I am in a menu of X-Plane, but also when reloading the scenery takes a bit longer (2-3s).
If this happens, like when approaching EDDS westwards, the 10 seconds it takes autoconnect to reconnect means a crash.
Is it possible to extend the time until a disconnection or shorten the time for a new connection?
I have looked at all the findable config files, I could not find a corresponding parameter so far.
The way it works (not) with X-Plane now, an approach with photorealistic scenery is a dice game.
I know you are busy, so a yes or no would be enough (for the first time) 🙂