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Question about payload manager

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Hi,

After installing latest version 1,8, i can't change fuel load. How i can have the fuel truck connected to the aircraft.  How we can get this fuel truck? Thanks

 

Real

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Shift-3 and click in the white box in front of nose of the aircraft.

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2 hours ago, MartinRex007 said:

Shift-3 and click in the white box in front of nose of the aircraft.

The aircraft parking brake has to be on.

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Oups.sorry i didn't noted that. Thank you.  Another question, (hope it's not written somewhere) can we load and exact quantity of fuel or we still have only three choices?. Thanks again

 

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Simulator payload can be used for exact amount of fuel in the tanks 😉

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17 minutes ago, Lmaire said:

Oups.sorry i didn't noted that. Thank you.  Another question, (hope it's not written somewhere) can we load and exact quantity of fuel or we still have only three choices?. Thanks again

 

Real

The payload manager has the three preset amounts only. I suppose you could go into the default fuel and payload section of FSX/P3D and set an exact amount per tank, but that may not be a good idea unless you have access to real Falcon 50 weight and balance forms and tables, which would give you the specific amount to load in each main and feeder tank. The ratio of fuel in the feeders vs.main tanks is critical for proper CG in the real aircraft. The payload manager will insure the amount in each tank is correct for the three preselected loads.

This is not all that unrealistic. I work for a corporate operator of Falcon 900s, and we have our own fuel storage facility. We buy our fuel at wholesale, which is far less per gallon than what we would pay at any FBO. For any flight where the aircraft will be going to a particular destination and returning back home, we typically load enough fuel for the entire round trip. (Unless it is all the way to the west coast from our home base in the northeast).

There is some loss of efficiency in flight from carrying extra weight in tanker fuel, but that is more than made up by not having to pay retail prices for fuel at the destination airport for the return trip.

The only time we would load only the exact fuel for the destination airport + required reserves would be if the destination has a short runway.

A part 135 on-demand charter operator of Falcons might be more likely to load the exact required amount, since their flights are typically point-to-point rather than round trips.

I would like to have the option to set specific passenger and baggage weights in the payload manager though, rather than the default 170 pounds per passenger. The only choice for baggage weight currently is an “all or nothing” 1000 pounds, which seems excessive. Even with a full load of passengers, (each with a 50 pound bag), it would typically be a lot less than 1000 pounds.

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On 3/5/2019 at 6:21 AM, Cool said:

Simulator payload can be used for exact amount of fuel in the tanks 😉

V1.8 A or B has a new payload manager with the ability to customize the payload and fuel.

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