# FSCommander question: Aircraft Parameters & Fuel Flow

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I'm posting here because FSC forum replies are pretty slow.I need some info on inputting the aircraft parameters in FS Commander. It looks like we are to input the weights in KG rather than LBS. If that's the case, the numbers are too large to go into the boxes. Are we to be using real aircraft such as found in the aircraft.cfg? If I use real weight in KG's, a 747 weighs 1,600,000kgs which won't fit into the area allotted.Also, how is the fuel flow calculated? I see no input box for fuel flow so I'm not sure how the planner figures the fuel to be used.Thanks for any feedback.

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A 747 doesnt weigh 1,600,000kg, you're off by an order of magnitude, MTOW is around 380,000kg according to here: http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=100

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>A 747 doesnt weigh 1,600,000kg, you're off by an order of>magnitude, >>MTOW is around 380,000kg according to here:>http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=100 well, math was never my strong suit but I thought the conversion of lbs to kg was 1 lb= 2.2 kgs

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No I think it is the other way around.

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pretty much. 1 lb = 0.45359237kgThat fixes a lot of things. Thanks!

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Google is really useful for conversions...Just put these into google and you'll see what i mean10USD to EUR100m to ft50kg to lbmach 9.13 m/s^2 to ft/s^2though of course, I wouldnt depend on it for anything important.

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