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B307 question

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First off, great aircraft! This is the first large multi-engine aircraft that's held my attention long enough to fly more than the pattern.I do have a question. On a short flight last night from Portland Int'l, Oregon, to Tacoma Narrows, Washington (100nm according to the GPS) I burned a whole tank of gas and landed on empty. I flew at 10,000 ft, 2300 RPM, and about 23 inches of manifold pressure, yielding about 190 KIAS. There was a fairly consistent 15-20 knot quartertering headwind. Does this fuel consuption seem a little high to anyone else? Or should I adjust my flying to increase range?

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Hey There,She's a thing of beauty isn't she! You need to adjust the fuel flow and prop enrichment levers. Try bringing these back while in cruise. It should greatly reduce the amount of fuel used.Regards,Boone

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Yes, if you don't have auto-mixture checked in Aircraft/Realism, then you'll need to lean the mixture while in cruise.Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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