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What about the fuel planner ?

 

Since TOPCAT is busy with PFPX, i don't think they will work on this too soon for PMDG T7.

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For free this is pretty good, just add a little extra fuel ontop and your good to go! Until PFPX is out - http://fuelplanner.com/

 

 

Yup i used this for my NGX. And add the fuel to TOTAL FUEL in the FMC !

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For NGX and 747 i use TOPCAT, for the AXE i use the fuel planner that comes with it. i'll give it a try with the ngx just to see the diferences (between fuelplanner.com and topcat)

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Keep in mind that TOPCAT is not a fuel planner, it only estimates the amount needed. Cruise levels, wind components, alternates etc. are not put into consideration. Still, better than nothing, and I'm thankful to have it for the time being.

 

However I am convinced that such accurate simulations by PMDG and the likes also require accurate flight planning. Therefore, I can't wait for PFPX, hoping that they will provide realistic profiles for the MD-11, B737 and B777.

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What about the fuel planner ?

 

Since TOPCAT is busy with PFPX, i don't think they will work on this too soon for PMDG T7.

 

 

I believe that PFPX, including TOPCAT, will provide a professional level flight planning tool.

Can't wait.

 

The guys at PFPX/TOPCAT stated that there will be a link between TOPCAT (if you own it, of course) and PFPX (you can also see it in one of the videos). Therefore, I guess that (since the 777 is not modelled in TOPCAT and, in my opinion, will not be modelled for a long time given the time it takes them to finish anything) we won't be able to do any Take-Off and Landing performance calculation for the 777 with PFPX/TOPCAT.

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I hope PMDG EFB (when they release it) will be able to calculate performances, and for fuel, I can make manual calculation in few minutes.

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Hi Markus,

I have extremely high expectations of both PFPX and PMDG777 being absolutely fabulous products.

 

Having once worked with Christian Grill, I know that he has the highest standards for PFPX, and I am sure that that will include very accurate fuel calculations for supported aircraft. I also have great expectations that the quality of the PMDG777 will exceed that of their PMDG737Ng, if that is conceivable.

 

I have expectations, though absolutely no proof, that Operational Flight Plans generated by PFPX will be fed to the PMDG777. I guess that we will see the beginnings of a complete implementation of ACARS and/or CPDLC.

 

As to the fuel plans for the PMDG777, we have to await release. But I would be very surprised if such an important element of 777 simulation was not accurately modelled.

 

I am sure that PMDG are fully aware of the high expectations we pilots have for the PMDG777. I am also sure that they are busting their guts to make the release of astounding quality.

 

I hope that my optimism is very infectious!

 

Regards, Richard

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GE90-110/115B will burn around 3200KG every 30 minutes at Mach .83/84 - I'll use that and work from there until PFPX is released. Make sure you're expecting to arrive with anything between 10-20 tons on the progress page and you're golden. To be honest - not many people on FS seem to care as long as they can get there. Diverting isn't really a thing so it seems...

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In these modern planes you can always use the FMC as it's the most accurate you can get.Just make sure to leave some extra as reserves for holdings and alternates and you're good to go!

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I just took a hard look at PFPX and wow it looks amazing.  Looks almost identical to LIDO.  

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PFPX has a 777-200LR profile already and does fuel planning.

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I just took a hard look at PFPX and wow it looks amazing. Looks almost identical to LIDO.

 

Lido would be beautiful to have ha

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Lido would be beautiful to have ha

 

Oh i've been searching for it on some questionable websites :-)

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#FMC

 

Why bother with anything else?

 

Some people like the flight planning stage even better than the flight stage I guess.  The more programs and stuff we get to use before jumping in the VC the better maybe?  I myself use the FMC in NGX for fuel, but cross check on TOPCAT just for fun.  

 

This PFPX looks amazing though so I'll be using that for the trip7.  

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#FMC

 

Why bother with anything else?

Realism. Proper fuel calculation is a crucial part of any commercial flight operation. And I have to say it is quite rewarding to see your own planning turn out to be precise at the end of a flight. :smile:

The more accurate tools and realistic aircraft available, the better, of course.

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PFPX will be amazing. Just take a look at this sample OFP : www.pfpx.com/Sample.pdf

It now is estimated to be released mid/end August. Can't wait for sure :)

Then we can start some proper flight preparation and execution.

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Just take a look at this sample OFP : www.pfpx.com/Sample.pdf

 

I am going to have to restock on paper :Hypnotized:

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I am going to have to restock on paper :Hypnotized:

iPaddddd! But I actually see the appeal for paper OFP's on a clipboard...

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iPaddddd! But I actually see the appeal for paper OFP's on a clipboard...

 

I'll use a tablet PC for terminal and enroute charts (+inflight magazines :Whistle: ).

I don't know of an airline that has gone completely paperless so far, and a printed OFP makes sense since you're going to fill in the gaps (usually initialization coordinates, times, fuel burn...) and cross check it to the computed data along the flight.

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I'll use a tablet PC for terminal and enroute charts (+inflight magazines :Whistle: ).

I don't know of an airline that has gone completely paperless so far, and a printed OFP makes sense since you're going to fill in the gaps (usually initialization coordinates, times, fuel burn...) and cross check it to the computed data along the flight.

Ha yeah. The only paper I use at the moment is my Jeppesen Atlantic Plotting Chart! Finally something proper to do in cruise.. Can't wait for it.

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