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Fsx A321 Fuel Figures Are Wrong!

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Hi guys, I dont know if anyone else as noticed that the fuel usage of the A321 seems a bit odd. Now, I work with the A320s so I know how they run, and they are not that much different from the A321 in regards to specs (okay yes they are different but only slightly).Basically, if you set the aircraft up for cruise alt. and speed... say, FL350 @ M0.74 a standard operating cruise with roughly 18,000 lbs of fuel on board. Youll notice that the aircraft reports using 1080 lbs/h of fuel on the F.F. (Fuel Flow) display.... thats 18 lbs / minuteIf you measure how much fuel is actually burnt reading from the F.O.B. (Fuel On Board) display, after 1 minute 144 lbs of fuel goes missing... IT DOESNT ADD UP.I know for a fact in this configuration an A320 will cruise chewing up roughly 5200 lbs / hour. <---> 1080 lbs / hour... do the math... BIG DIFFERENCE!!!!Does anyone else notice this? I try simular flights with the uplift pilots request for REAL flights and Im out of gas before I land, when I should have a couple of tonn left.Does anyone know how to fix this, I have tried searching this problem all over the net and I cannot find anything. The 737s fuel usage seems to be correct... did MS rush the A321?Let me know! Luke

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Considering how bad the A321 FDE is, I wouldn't doubt it. It's an awful default plane. The only default planes I've ever liked were GAs - The heavies are useless.

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I always thought that you added a zero the FF figure in the default A321. :)There was also an issue with the wind pointer, and there is a download to fix that here in the AVSIM file lib. (It may also have been fixed in SP1, can't remember). In any case, the A321 isn't perfect but it at least gives you a sniff of what an A321 is like...that's the way I would describe it.

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