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How long your 777 hauls will be, average ? - POLL -

How long will your 777 hauls be, average ?  

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  1. 1. How long will your 777 hauls be, average ?

    • 1 hour
    • 2 hours
    • 3 hours
    • 4 hours
    • Between 4 and 6 hours
    • Even 10-12 hours, if I have coffee and sandwiches enough


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How long your 777 hauls will be, average ?

 

The Poll is intended using no accelerated time of course.

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Guys,

 

I know that PMDG products are far superior to whatever else in FSX market and the fidelity of its products is simply gorgeous but, are you really telling me that you can start a haul let's say at 8.00 AM to finish it at 8.00 PM ?

 

Of course while cruising you can do something else, like real pilots btw, but if FSX crashes ? And then, can you really avoid the temptation to skip few cruising hours using the accelerated time ?

 

I assume there will be no Wx avoidance system so the cruise could become very boring, IMO.

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Indeed, 6 - 10 hours would be a good choice, when flying from EU to US for example...

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2-3 hours, maybe do a ton of short hops with ANA in addition to my AA long hauls.

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but if FSX crashes ?

 

I use FSUIPC's auto-save function for this very reason. If FSX crashes on me I loose just a few minutes of the flight from when the last save was made.

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Yeah 6-10 here to,maybe 6-12. That what I usually do for long hauls.

 

Of course because it's the T7 I will have to do some really long ones specifically YYZ-HKG/NRT

 

TLV-NY/LAX

 

LHR-Asia

 

Lee

 

I usually work on long flights too

 

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Cruising is boring like hell so, 1h or less.

I don't care if it's not realistic.

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Guys,

 

I know that PMDG products are far superior to whatever else in FSX market and the fidelity of its products is simply gorgeous but, are you really telling me that you can start a haul let's say at 8.00 AM to finish it at 8.00 PM ?

 

Of course while cruising you can do something else, like real pilots btw, but if FSX crashes ? And then, can you really avoid the temptation to skip few cruising hours using the accelerated time ?

 

I assume there will be no Wx avoidance system so the cruise could become very boring, IMO.

 

A lot of people don't mind if you're flying for a VA, or you're a bit OCD about your Vataware logbook.

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Where is the 18 hours option, I find your lack of faith in this airframe disturbing.

 

:lol:

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Guys,

 

I know that PMDG products are far superior to whatever else in FSX market and the fidelity of its products is simply gorgeous but, are you really telling me that you can start a haul let's say at 8.00 AM to finish it at 8.00 PM ?

 

Of course while cruising you can do something else, like real pilots btw, but if FSX crashes ? And then, can you really avoid the temptation to skip few cruising hours using the accelerated time ?

 

I assume there will be no Wx avoidance system so the cruise could become very boring, IMO.

 

If I can do ten hours in the LDS 763 then I can do 15 in the 777 easy ha - http://www.vataware.com/flight.cfm?id=9997126 I've gone eleven in that too. (LHR-SFO)

 

When I do my ULH's I'll get up earlier and time it all so I'm not landing too late. I do other things whilst flying long haul though, no way I could sit in front of a computer screen for that long.

 

Regarding FSX crashing, that's not a problem now as if you just do a simple save it saves everything. I would do it every thirty minutes - one hour.

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30 mins, DUB -> BFS -> SNN -> ORK -> DUB. My favorite FS route, do it about 85% of the time, as others have said, the cruise is not for me, FS isn't for bringing my work home with me, but for learning how to fly this bird inside out. I think I could stretch to a delivery flight from KPAE to EIDW though.... B)

 

Ró.

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I will be exploring many of the ultra high density short route segments the 777 flies (particularly in the far east). While my past involves large stretches of time in G-CIVX, I am fascinated by the continous orchestrated ballet of operating short haul segments (thanks to the NGX). The shorter the pause between after take-off's and descent brief the better. For me (and I fully appreciate "each to their own") the 'continous" operation of sub 1 hour segments is fully emersive, and (necessarily) captivating.

 

That said, I have a couple of chaps itching to compare fuel burns at ETPs.... so there will be, no doubt, at least a few long hauls in my future ;)

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Between 2-3 hours.

 

What, 10-12 hours ? You accelerate the speed of flight.

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On all of my long hauls on Vatsim I have to use VA's ACARS systems and they all make you fly at normal speed.

 

 

Lee

 

 

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I also don't think my FSX will survive that long without any CTD(Regardless addon Aircraft)

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I also don't think my FSX will survive that long without any CTD(Regardless addon Aircraft)

 

That's why you save your progress every 30 minutes to an hour! :-) Just reopen FSX and you'll be back where you last saved with everything how it was. Plus if you do love logging your hours on Vataware then if you're quick enough it'll not restart.

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Where is the 18 hours option, I find your lack of faith in this airframe disturbing.

 

:lol:

 

 

:lol: Touche'

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Mine will be between 5-10 hours maybe some 3hr flights, The first long haul flight I want to do is the Air Canada Polar route.

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14-18. All Delta long haul routes for the 777. I set it up anywhere from 3-5pm before my wife gets home and land it 8-10am the next morning. Works beautifully.

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6-12 hours for me... I swore I would never fly for 16 hours straight in FSX again! :P

 

Iv'e never touched the accelerated time option as I think its a useless feature in FSX.

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