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Today i was flying a default 737 repaint from honolulu to fiji. A total of 2700 nm. The default 737 has a range of 3000 nm so what is going on. I ran out of fuel and crashed about 1000 nm away from nadi.  Someone explain this to me.

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Are you using weather? Headwinds?

 

Altitude?

 

Cruise setting (about Mach .78 or so)?

 

Gear retracted?

 

Flaps up?

 

Flying at optimum altitude for weight of aircraft?

 

Lots of reasons.

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Today i was flying a default 737 repaint from honolulu to fiji. A total of 2700 nm. The default 737 has a range of 3000 nm so what is going on. I ran out of fuel and crashed about 1000 nm away from nadi.  Someone explain this to me.

Yes Sir, same problem for me on even shorter hops. I went into the aircraft cfg to fix mine. I just changed the ratio of fuel the aircraft burns. 

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The default flight dynamics are a bit dodgy.

 

Try one of the freeware 737 packages out there. They mostly use the POSKY/TDS exterior 737 models which come with a custom, better FDE, but still retain the VC of the default 738.

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The default configuration burns fuel unrealistically.  To correct, edit your aircraft.cfg file with a text editor such as notepad.exe.  In the section titled [GeneralEngineData] change the value of fuel_flow_scalar to 0.7392197.  In the section titled [TurbineEngineData] change the value of ThrustSpecificFuelConsumption to 0.4.  Save the file.  

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The default configuration burns fuel unrealistically.  To correct, edit your aircraft.cfg file with a text editor such as notepad.exe.  In the section titled [GeneralEngineData] change the value of fuel_flow_scalar to 0.7392197.  In the section titled [TurbineEngineData] change the value of ThrustSpecificFuelConsumption to 0.4.  Save the file.  

Wow, that's where I set mine  

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