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iFDG MD-11 - no fuel crossfeed/transfer

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I use FSX:SE on a budget, so I cannot stretch  to the "ultimate" MD11 that is the PMDG.  (one day) The iFDG is a very nice looking model, but it has some quirks, such as running out of fuel with a full centre tank! I was under the newbie impression that fuel usage from all tanks was automatically controlled unless there's functionality on the instrument panel.

 

Is there anyone more knowledgeable who could help? Is the SMS MD11 .air file any better in this regard?

 

Thanks.

Mark.

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Well - it seems there may be a workaround! It's quite a thematic workaround too! When I fire up FSX:SE, it isn't cold & dark (it can be, but I haven't save an aircraft in that state). Anyhow, if I shut down the MD-11s engines, then re-start them the fuel system appears to behave itself; the engines take fuel from wherever they can get it.

 

Initially I setup a full centre tank, nothing in the aux tanks and just 0.1% in the mains. As soon as the mains emptied the engines cut. If I shut down and then restart the engines, the mains emptied and the centre tank worked fine.

 

The amount of virtual kerosene I've burnt today is quite upsetting!  :Shame On You:  :lol:

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