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Richard McDonald Woods

Accurate aircraft loading difficulties

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I am having problems loading my aircraft accurately. Using the PMDG Load Manager, I am unable to:- set the basic operating empty weight to the 185035 kgs specified by my VA- set the number of passengers without clicking on each seat to get a weight that is the same as that calculated by TOPCAT (surely not a task for a pilot!)- set the cargo load accurately because the pallets appear to be all weighing 1588 kgs- fuel weights change variably with the slider by amounts ranging from 602 kgs to 1952 kgsAfter carefully following the Cruise and Fuel Planning chapter of the manual, it seems a shame not to support the careful calculations provided. Or am I missing something?Cheers, Richard

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I'm not too picky with the payload weights, as long as the variation is a small percentage of the GTOW it doesn't make a difference in performance. However, the fuel load is unusable. I get it close (which is usually within 10,000 lbs - not real close) then set it again from the PMDG menu inside FSX. This one allows you to enter a fuel weight and make it happen.

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Hi Dan!I have been trying to set up my own weight/fuel procedures, based on those in the PMDG documentation. I think I have now got it sussed.And you are right to suggest using the Load Manager initially, then setting the fuel from within the simulator using the fuel panel.Many thanks, Richard

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