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Fuel

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:56 pm
by trev
Hi Michal, do you have plans to add the Meljet 744 and 772 to the fuel
calculation section without that I don't have the flight times from WPT to WPT or EET's on my Progress Card
Also, could it be possible to add the facility to manually add a fuel quantity to reflect the FOB on the Progress Card.

Regards
Trev

Re: Fuel

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:54 pm
by Michal Rok
hi Trev,

we currently offer fuel calculation for Project OpenSky Boeing 777-200LR and PMDG B747-400. Are these two so inaccurate that you wouldn't be able to use them?

You can manually increase the fuel amount on board by entering a value in Captain's Reserve in the Fuel tab. If you calculate the fuel amount for a particular FL and aircraft, and later export FPC with the same a/c and FL - your preselected values for reserve should be preserved.


Michal

Re: Fuel

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:15 pm
by trev
Hi Michal, many thanks for your reply.
The fuel requirements for the PMDG and the Meljet 744 differ significantly.
example >
EGLL-HESH
Empty Weight > 204117kg > Payload 22100 kg. The fuel calculator using the PMDG 744 gave me a fuel load of >44420kg
To that figure I added approx 3.5% giving me a FOB figure of 45979kg.
3 hours into my flight at FL 450 I was approx 6000kg short of fuel, as a result, I switched off the two
inboard engines until just before touchdown giving me a landing fuel figure of 2570kg.

With regards to the Opensky 772LR, the fuel calculator will calculate the fuel required but
when it comes to exporting to the progress chart section, that particular aircraft is not
available in the drop down list consequently, no figures appear on the chart.

Regards
Trev

Re: Fuel

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:25 pm
by Michal Rok
B77L: fixed, it will appear now.

B744: which one is more correct compared to real life - PMDG or Meljet?


Michal