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Fuel planner now out of beta (version 1.2)

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Hi folks,I just released version 1.2 of my fuel planner utility for the 737NG. This version is no longer a beta version, so the popup message at startup time is gone. The only change in this version is that it now loads the first 1,000 pounds of fuel into the center tank. This is to meet a Boeing requirement to keep 1,000 pounds in the center tank in order to keep the fuel pumps submerged to prevent vapor ignition from a stray spark.Unless any bugs pop up, or any "must-have" features are suggested, this will be the last version until PMDG releases the -800 and -900 variants. I'll add support for those planes at that time and release a new version.You can download it here:http://www.metacraft.com/737NGFP/Thanks to everyone that helped me out with bug fixes and suggestions!

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Thanks for all of your hard work Ross. I can't wait to try it out!Jeff

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Thank you so much sir...Your utily is SOOOOO useful...E. Fritz

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Thanks Ross. I'm one of many satisfied customers, I'm sure.Paul Croft10 miles SE of EGLL

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Many, many thanks for this very usefull program. Best regards to your son, who was helping you so much. One day he will become a well educated pilot, learning all he needs from his father... I am shure.Hans-Ruediger Gorzolla (EDDH)

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Thanks a lot Ross. A perfect add on for another perfect add on (thanks PMDG).Ulf B :D

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Thanks Ross,I use your program before every flight! It's GREAT!!Just one question, what is the normal Holding Fuel, Taxi Fuel in Lbs normally set at for the 737-700? and I never know what to put for the Minimum Landing FuelThanks for all your hard work! :)-Paul Cartier (KBDL)

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Hi, just a word of thanks for your fuel planner from a very satisfied 737NG customer.Thanks again,David

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Wow ... thanks for all the feedback everyone! I'm glad you're finding it usefull.Paul, I ususally use 500 pounds for taxi, 1800 pounds for minimum landing, and 2000 pounds for holding. These numbers came from the manual, specifically the section on cruise planning where there are some worksheets for planning fuel. That part of the manual is what my utility is based on.

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Ross,Thanks for the numbers!BTW, you no when a program is good when it gets pinned to thetop of the forum!! :)-Paul

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Yes, it sure is nice to get a nod from the incredible team at PMDG. :)Thanks again guys for pinning my thread!

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Thanks a lot Ross, your planner really helps!!Best,Bruno Francescoli.

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Hi RossMany thanks for this very useful utility.One Q.is it possible to get a printable version?Helps with routeplanning to have a hardcopy,this for the old guy's that don't remember numbers anymore!!The Paxloader also yours? Same there.Just a suggestionThanks and take care!Carel.

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Ross-(you're welcome for the pin ;-) )Do you want us to host the download on our web site download section? It will definitely get more exposure that way.

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Hi RossThanks very much, it's a very useful utility, I especially like the fact that you can upload the fuel into the aircraft.Can I just ask you why you picked the figure of 200nm as the minimum alternate fuel? I usually try to keep alternates with a 50nm range, unless I am flying under ETOPS.Now can you do one for the DF737, PIC767,PSS A319/20/21, A330, A340, 747, 777, PIC767v2 when released and the PMDG747 when released? !! Just to give yourself something to do for a little while ;-) CheersGraham UK

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Graham,There already are fuel planners for the DF737, 767PIC (V1), and PSS include one with each of their planes IIRC.

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Thanks for the great utility, Ross! :-kewl It has become an indespensible part of my preflight.

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Thanks for the fuel planner!My question is why does it only calculate flights up too FL370?I've made a dozen or more real world flights between Sydney and Melbourne with Qantas and Virgin Blue in 737-700's and 800's. Most the trips have been at FL410 on the Sydney to Melbourne leg! Any chance you can add FL calculations up to FL410?Thanks again!Pete

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Many thanks Ross - a fine piece of work.ScottYBTLBTW I do have a flight manual that covers the 700/800/900 if it is of any use to you. It is around 33 MB is size.

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hi,thank you very much for your very usefull tool!Greetings Constantin L.

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Thank you Ross, your utility is very usefull, it works perfectly, great job !!!!Thanks a lot Martial

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Lefteris, I'd love to have you host the download on your site. I think it would make sense to wait until I'm certain there are no more bugs in the current version. How can I contact you when I think it's good to go?

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The reason 200 nm is the minimum is because that's all I have for fuel consumption data. All the data the program uses is taken from the manual that comes with the PMDG add-on. This is also the reason why FL370 is the highest it supports.If anyone has solid data for both the -600 and -700 on fuel consumption for shorter trips and other altitudes, I'd love to have it.Thanks everyone for the feedback ... I'm glad others are finding it useful!

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VulcanI know mate. It was meant to be a 'tongue in cheek' comment, that's why I gave a little wink at the end.Cheers anyway :-) GRaham

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