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Which basic PMDG 747-400 fuel planner is better ?

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I have used one called Boeing 747 PMDG Fuel Planner that has a nifty interface but that seems to yield strange calculations that I think are wrong. I don't know the author. And more recently I discovered Boeing 747-400 Fuel Planner v2.01 by Felice Valente that looks great and that calculates things that appear to be correct.Just curious what others' views are on these two apps for a basic fuel calculator for the Queen.Jonathan


Jonathan Sacks

Dell XPS Gen 4, Pentium IV Northwood extreme 3.8Ghz, 3Ghz RAM, eVGA 7900 GTO,

12 GoFlight modules plus MCP-PRO AP and EFIS, GF pedestal, CH rudder pedals,

CH throttle quadrant, 42" LG LED, 24" DELL LCD, Windows XP, FS2004, FSUIPC 3.96

FS Autostart 1.1 (Build 11), FS Navigator 4.6, UT, FE, GE, REX, PMDG, Level-D, PSS, etc.

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Hi Jonathan,thanks for your post. I did not know these fuel planning apps yet.At present I use the FSBuild 2.2 included one, based on the aircraft performance data supplied by Larry Steward, and a planner named "B747-400 Quick Fuel Planner 1.0 by Tarek Sharkawy", which is recommended by the best german tutorial for the QOS (PMDG Boeing 747-400 Normal & Non-Normal Procedures by Jens-Albert Schenk). These two are ok, but not really correct. Perhaps it is my fault :-dohKind regards,

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Actually, the fuel planner INSIDE the PMDG 747-400's FMC is excellent too and perhaps is the most accurate of all although I have not yet experimented with trying to set winds for the LEGS and so I do not know if that works. I think one can use that and then compare the results to the fuel planner v2.1 since that is based on the PMDG data tables in their giant manual.Jonathan


Jonathan Sacks

Dell XPS Gen 4, Pentium IV Northwood extreme 3.8Ghz, 3Ghz RAM, eVGA 7900 GTO,

12 GoFlight modules plus MCP-PRO AP and EFIS, GF pedestal, CH rudder pedals,

CH throttle quadrant, 42" LG LED, 24" DELL LCD, Windows XP, FS2004, FSUIPC 3.96

FS Autostart 1.1 (Build 11), FS Navigator 4.6, UT, FE, GE, REX, PMDG, Level-D, PSS, etc.

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>And more recently I discovered Boeing 747-400 Fuel Planner v2.01 by>Felice Valente that looks great and that calculates things>that appear to be correct.This is the best out there so far......

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Yeah, I do really like the Felice fuel planner. It IS neat!Jonathan


Jonathan Sacks

Dell XPS Gen 4, Pentium IV Northwood extreme 3.8Ghz, 3Ghz RAM, eVGA 7900 GTO,

12 GoFlight modules plus MCP-PRO AP and EFIS, GF pedestal, CH rudder pedals,

CH throttle quadrant, 42" LG LED, 24" DELL LCD, Windows XP, FS2004, FSUIPC 3.96

FS Autostart 1.1 (Build 11), FS Navigator 4.6, UT, FE, GE, REX, PMDG, Level-D, PSS, etc.

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Hi , As I made a excel spreadsheet to calculate the fuel for my PMDG 744 flights. So I decided to share it here before uploading it, to the avsim file library .The fuel is calculated in Kg only , as the great majority of airlines do anyway [ AFAIK only USA airlines use lbs :( ]. If I recall correctly the mentioned fuel planer programs calculate the fuel in lbs only , so this may be useful to kilogram users :(it can be found here: http://web.tiscali.it/andrewtlor/fplan_744.zip ( 165kb ) FYI the fuel data are interpolated using Matlab from the Quickplan PMDG's tables .

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thanks daniel... will check it out..and yeah Andrew i hope ur calculator is accurate for the KG version... since a lot of airlines use kilos instead of lbs... i know LH does... and i was on the lookout for one to convert using kilos... saves the time on the manual calculation

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