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G'day all,

 

I've been doing a bit of flying in the NGXu these past few weeks and really starting to get the hang of it. There are a couple of niggles that keep popping up though and I wonder if anyone has any insights. I'm on P3D 4.5

 

1. I use Simbrief and TinyNavMap for planning and they give me similar fuel figures. When I enter the flight data into the FMS though I often get an "Insufficient Fuel" message. For example, today's flight had this problem with these fuel figs:

 

Trip - 3546 kg

Block - 9410

Loaded - 10000

Remaining after flight - approx 6000

It's odd that I should be told Insufficient Fuel.

 

2. I've been trying to get the reversers working with very limited success. I'm using a FlightSimPM 737 throttle quadrant and have been mapping the controls successfully with Spad.Next. Even using the published Event IDs (Evt_Control_Stand_Rev_Thrust1_Lever), I can't even get it to move. Mind you I can't seem to make the reversers move on the console no matter how I click on them directly either. I've been able to work around using the standard "Axis_Throttle_Reverser(xx)_Set" but I don't know how much reverse thrust this is giving on the 600.

 

Anyhow, thanks for your help

 

Cheers


Warwick Finch

 

 

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Insufficient fuel is often associated with what you put in your reserve box. Can't help with the bindings.


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Simbrief allows for winds. If you don’t have real weather available or don't upload wind data to the FMC then that will not take account of any tail winds and so predict insufficient fuel.

As Mark said it might just be putting too high a figure in for reserve fuel. That should be the fuel required to reach your alternate plus 30 minutes holding, 45 under FAA rules.


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Using different gear (Thrustmaster Warthog) Throttle is seen as a axis in P3D, reverse is seen as a switch. If you can set your gear up that way it should work.


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