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Using "All Tanks"

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I have noticed that some aircraft in FS9 will use fuel evenly from all tanks, and yet some aircraft will use one tank at a time as selected on the fuel selector, and will quit from fuel starvation when that tank is empty, and create an imbalance issue if the tanks are not constantly switched.How can you setup the aircraft to use all tanks evenly, or in a certain order at least without stalling? Not sure if this is an easy setting to adjust or not.Regards.

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>I have noticed that some aircraft in FS9 will use fuel evenly>from all tanks, and yet some aircraft will use one tank at a>time as selected on the fuel selector, and will quit from fuel>starvation when that tank is empty, and create an imbalance>issue if the tanks are not constantly switched.>How can you setup the aircraft to use all tanks evenly, or in>a certain order at least without stalling? Not sure if this>is an easy setting to adjust or not.>>Regards.You are in the wrong forum.First do a search in the Aircraft and panel design forum here:http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=show_topics&forum=122If you do not find the answer....then post the question

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>I have noticed that some aircraft in FS9 will use fuel evenly>from all tanks, and yet some aircraft will use one tank at a>time as selected on the fuel selector, and will quit from fuel>starvation when that tank is empty, and create an imbalance>issue if the tanks are not constantly switched.>How can you setup the aircraft to use all tanks evenly, or in>a certain order at least without stalling? Not sure if this>is an easy setting to adjust or not.>>Regards.In real life, you must monitor your fuel levels and switch tanks periodically in flight to keep an even load in each tank if you are in an aircraft that only pulls from one tank at a time.Now, if you want to tweak your FS settings to get around this, it seems like it would be a lot of work to do just to take away from the realism of the sim. Personally, I just keep an eye on my watch and switch tanks every thirty minutes or so in cruise. Works pretty well when when I'm flying the Mooney or the 206.

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The easiest way is to simply replace the existing fuel tank switch with one that has a left/right/all (or both) setting capability. It's usually a simple edit of the panel to make the substitution.DJ

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