spesimen

pfpx profile for c-47

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does anyone have access to a performance manual for the c-47?

 

i know this aircraft lends itself well to 'eyeballing' the fuel but i was curious about trying some max range atlantic crossing type flights and it is significantly easier to do the wind calculations in pfpx. so i made a quick and dirty pfpx profile for it using some test values i gathered.

 

it seems to work ok, i am getting results that match within a few percent, but i know these numbers aren't perfect, in fact the fuel flow numbers seem to kind of be a random error sampling of the inaccuracy of my throttle lol. in the end it shouldn't matter much as for a given profile the total variation i was seeing at different altitudes and weights was only a few gallons per hour.

 

anyway if someone is interested in checking the numbers to add more datapoints, or wants to help do some other temperatures or cruise profiles, plz let me know. 

 

otherwise enjoy

 

to use this profile copy the text into a file named 'douglas c-47.txt' and save it in your Documents/PFPX Data/AircraftTypes folder.

then create new aircraft in pfpx (add new...) and choose it from the dropdown and voila

 

the profiles i included for cruise are:

1. default of 2325 rpm at 31" map, this is the 'cruise' defined on the placard above the co-pilot instruments

2. 2050rpm at 30" .. this is the cruise mentioned in the manual i think it is basically the LRC but i don't know

3. 2050rpm at 30" ..same but with carb heat on.. mainly i was just curious how the performance compares if you are forced to use carb heat for a lot of the trip. turns out it is a bit slower but more efficient fuel-wise

 

here's the file: http://textuploader.com/5endv

 

thanks to the guys who put this plane together it's amazing!!

cheers

-andy crosby

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14 hours ago, ReVeR said:

Hello. Can you reupload this file once again?

With best regards.

 

it's not very big file, i'm just going to put it in a reply here, just copy this into a text file etc. happy flying!

cheers,-andy crosby

 

 

; PFPX Aircraft Performance File c-47
[GENERAL]
Author=andy crosby
Version=0.1
AircraftType=Douglas C-47
EngineType=P&W R-1830-90C
Type=Prop
AircraftTypeShort=C47
ATCDesignator=C47
NrOfEngines=2
PaxCapacity=22
Equipment=SGRY
Transponder=S
PBN=
NAV=
COM=
DAT=
RMK=
WakeTurbulenceCategory=M
RVR=550
PER=A
;L..Light, M..Medium, H..Heavy, S..Super

MaximumAltitude=10000
MinLandingRunwayLength=2500
;The Minimum Runway length for automatic alternate determination

Units=LB
;Enter KG for Kilogram or LB for Pounds

EngineAntiIce=0
TotalAntiIce=0

TakeOffBurn=0
LandingBurn=5
TakeOffTime=0
LandingTime=2

MinWeight=17100
MaxWeight=26200

StandardClimbMode=0
StandardCruiseMode=0
StandardDescentMode=0

AlternateClimbMode=0
AlternateCruiseMode=0
AlternateDescentMode=0

[DEFAULT_DATA_KG]
DOW=8101.1
MTOW=11430.5
MRW=11884.1
MLW=10641.1
FuelCapacity=2443.5
TaxiFuelPerMinute=0.3
APUBurnPerHour=0

[DEFAULT_DATA_LB]
DOW=17860
MZFW=22670
MTOW=26200
MRW=26200
MLW=25346
FuelCapacity=4824
TaxiFuelPerMinute=0.67
APUBurnPerHour=0

[HOLD]
WGT; 24000
1500;	400
4000;	400
6000;	400
8000;	400
10000;	400
[/HOLD]


[CLIMB.0]
Name= 115kts/36map/2350rpm
[DATA] 
ISA; 26200
2000;	2;	36;	4.5;
4000;	4;	58;	8.8;
6000;	7;	84;	13.1;	
8000;	9.5;	110;	18.7;	
10000;	12.5;	138;	25.1;
[/DATA]
[/CLIMB.0]


[CRUISE.0]
Name=2050RPM/30HG/chON

MinCruiseAlt=1000
CruiseModeBelowMinAlt=0

FuelAdjust=0.00;-0.00
SpeedAdjust=0;-0
OptAltAdjust=0;0
MaxAltAdjust=0;0

[DATA] 
 WGT;	24000;		26000		
 OPT;	10000;		10000			         
 MAX;	10000;		10000	
2000;	400.0; 145;	404.0;	143
3000;	394.0; 146;	403.0;	144
4000;	404.0; 147;	402.0;	145
6000;	400.0; 149;	404.0;	147	    
8000;	406.0; 151;	406.0;	149
10000;	406.0; 153;	422.0;	151
[/DATA]
[/CRUISE.0]

[CRUISE.1]
Name=2050RPM/30HG/chOFF

MinCruiseAlt=1000
CruiseModeBelowMinAlt=0

FuelAdjust=0.00;-0.00
SpeedAdjust=0;-0
OptAltAdjust=0;0
MaxAltAdjust=0;0

[DATA] 
 WGT;	24000;		26000		
 OPT;	10000;		10000			         
 MAX;	10000;		10000
2000;	434.0; 151;	424.0;	146
3000;	424.0; 150;	434.0;	148
4000;	434.0; 152;	436.0;	149
6000;	430.0; 153;	434.0;	150	    
8000;	434.0; 156;	436.0;	152
10000;	436.0; 158;	438.0;	154
[/DATA]
[/CRUISE.1]


[CRUISE.2]
Name=2325RPM/31HG/chOFF

MinCruiseAlt=1000
CruiseModeBelowMinAlt=0

FuelAdjust=0.00;-0.00
SpeedAdjust=0;-0
OptAltAdjust=0;0
MaxAltAdjust=0;0

[DATA] 
 WGT;	24000;		26000		
 OPT;	10000;		10000			         
 MAX;	10000;		10000
2000;	486.0; 157;	486.0; 156
3000;	476.0; 158;	482.0; 157
4000;	488.0; 161;	486.0; 159
6000;	484.0; 165;	484.0; 163	    
8000;	490.0; 167;	492.0; 165
10000;	494.0; 170;	484.0; 166
[/DATA]
[/CRUISE.2]

[DESCENT.0]
Name= 1000FPM/20map/2000rpm

[DATA]
ISA; 25000 

9000;	9;	38;	22.2
8000;	8;	34;	21.3
6000;	6;	26;	16.7
4000;	4;	18;	11.3
3000;	3;	14;	8.6
2000;	2;	10;	5.9
1000; 	1;	4;	3.3

[/DATA]

[/DESCENT.0]

 

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4 hours ago, spesimen said:

it's not very big file, i'm just going to put it in a reply here, just copy this into a text file etc. happy flying!

cheers,-andy crosby

Thank you so much! You helped me a lot!

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