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777-200 Cruise Speed/Mach

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Hello all,

 

I have been running PDMG 777-200 for a few months.

I have noticed when crusing, eventhough you have set the cruise mach number is, say, 0.92, when in cruise, the aircraft can only do 0.875.

 

Is there a way to increase it to 0.92?

 

Cheers,

ctruong.

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Standard cruise Mach for the 777 is Mach .84. I don't know of any commercial airliner that cruises as fast as .92 - even the 747-400 or -8 maxes out at around .85 or .86 usually and it's generally considered to be the fastest airliner currently in service. The 777's absolute max according to Boeing is .89 but that would require very special conditions to get that high and you'd be sucking down fuel like there was no tomorrow.

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Hello all,

 

I have been running PDMG 777-200 for a few months.

I have noticed when crusing, eventhough you have set the cruise mach number is, say, 0.92, when in cruise, the aircraft can only do 0.875.

 

Is there a way to increase it to 0.92?

 

 

 

I reccon to get that much speed out of it you might need a bit of a re-design.

 

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Wow .92 is certainly a bit high. The wing is simply not swept enough to allow much higher than .86 or so at a push. I usually run .85, at a push .85

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Standard cruise Mach for the 777 is Mach .84. I don't know of any commercial airliner that cruises as fast as .92 - even the 747-400 or -8 maxes out at around .85 or .86 usually and it's generally considered to be the fastest airliner currently in service. The 777's absolute max according to Boeing is .89 but that would require very special conditions to get that high and you'd be sucking down fuel like there was no tomorrow.

Hopskip,

 

Thanks for the reply...

 

By the way, when is PDMG going to add the weather feature to the 777-200?

I have noticed the weather button does nothing when you press it.

This is also presence in the 747-400/8i versions.

 

I guess all it needs to do is to read the weather data from FSUIPC.dll and Squawkbox data...

 

It would be awesome if the feature works...

 

Cheers,

ctruong.

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