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Felice Valente Fuel Planner v2.01

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Does anybody use this?I can input to the blue boxes on the left-hand panel but not into the Distance Correction box, and none of the right-hand panel boxes. I see the little line when I click on the box but cant input anything.Does this mean Im doing something wrong right from the get-go?If this planner is known not to be very good is there another? (Please, respectfully, dont suggest FSBuild or any other payware, unless you send cash with your ideas).

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Hi,I used to use the excel sheet in the pmdg_fuel_planner.zip which is in the library to predict my fuel usage. It´s pretty good and easy to use.

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Does anybody use this?I can input to the blue boxes on the left-hand panel but not into the Distance Correction box, and none of the right-hand panel boxes. I see the little line when I click on the box but cant input anything.Does this mean Im doing something wrong right from the get-go?If this planner is known not to be very good is there another? (Please, respectfully, dont suggest FSBuild or any other payware, unless you send cash with your ideas).
I have just downloaded and used this Fuel Planner. Once I had input all the data in the blue boxes on both the left-hand side and the right hand side which has 2 blue boxes, it gave me a figure in that distance correction box. Mind you ,it gave me an under-figure as regards the fuel I required for TNCM-EHAM 4864m flight, but at least I had a rough idea what fuel load was needed.

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Thanks guys.You are a wiser man that I, fuguring out that that just the blue boxes have to be entered.Did you figure out a rough percentage of "underfuel"? Will another 5% do it?I did an overnight EGLL-SBGL before posting, using FSCommander as a fuel guide, and as I woke at 05.00 and turned on the screen by a tremendous coincidence I was directly over SBFZ, the first lBrasilian landcall from Europe and my home town. And all the bells and whistles were flashing cos I was almost dry, so just threw in a few pounds via the menu to reach destination.Regards

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Thanks guys.You are a wiser man that I, fuguring out that that just the blue boxes have to be entered.Did you figure out a rough percentage of "underfuel"? Will another 5% do it?I did an overnight EGLL-SBGL before posting, using FSCommander as a fuel guide, and as I woke at 05.00 and turned on the screen by a tremendous coincidence I was directly over SBFZ, the first lBrasilian landcall from Europe and my home town. And all the bells and whistles were flashing cos I was almost dry, so just threw in a few pounds via the menu to reach destination.Regards
Hello BrasileiroBecause that fuel planner was giving me an under-figure, as I was using the PMDG 747-400X, I used the Load Manager to give me the fuel as the FMC takes into account the SID and STAR which the fuel planner does not do, hence the under-figure. I also reference the FMC to give me the arrival fuel+5% for a change to the arrival STAR.I fly that EGLL-SBGL quite often, and like you leave it overnight as it's a very long haul and catch up with it around Fernando de Noronha as I still have time for my next step climb, where incidentally that AF Airbus A330 went down, but then being a local, you will already know that.

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Hello again, vc10man, two months after our original exchange.And why? Cos I couldnt remember your explanation about how to use the Planner following a recent OS and FS reinstall - so I had to come back and look up your answer! (I´ve now made a note about it in my 747 folder).BTW, although local I´m definately not "Brasileiro": I was born and bred in what was then called "upper-middle-class" in the UK in the 1950s, and that stuff sticks, I can tell you. I was ok when I lived in Spain and then Portugal in the 80s and 90s, but I´m afraid my stiff upper lip/punctuality/"no, after you" etc doesn´t work so well here.But that´s my fault, not theirs, and I´m too old to change now.Regards.

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Hello northridgeFirst, my apologies for assuming that you were a 'umo brasileiro' as you were referencing to SBFZ as your hometown and thought it may have been your homeland too. Those 'upper middle-class' upbringings are hard to live down. As somebody who is well-versed in both Spanish, Portuguese cultures, I know what you meanSecondly, glad you were able to come back and refer to that old post. Not flown the 747X for a while now as I am currently building airtime on the MD-11 and MD-11F and a host of other aircraft that are gathering dust in my hangar. Just flew out of SBGR headed back to to LSZH. On the MD-11, I use a freeware fuel planner that somebody had posted here. It's more or less accurate but I now use TopCat as well and cross-reference FSC v9 which besides giving me the route plan, also gives me a fuel load. Then it's a matter of working out the averages and adding 5% to counter weather downloaded live from within Topcat plus last-minute FMC changes.

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