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Refueling. Anyway for fuel to be unlimited?

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I guess I am too used to MSFS 2020 which I have left behind because of too many bugs.  I was flying the Zibo 737-800 and ran out of fuel mid flight!  It seems you can go to the flight menu and refuel during a flight but I can’t find a way to make it unlimited.  No big deal if you can’t.  I was just curious.

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The Zibo has an .acf file that is protected, you can not change properties in planemaker. On an unprotected aircraft you can fire up planemaker.exe (it is in the standard root folder of X-Plane) and then change fuel consumption properties. However, this would also change the fuel flow that is indicated in the cockpit. To my knowledge it is not possible to simply set the fuel to being "limitless". This would need to be done with a plugin, a simple script that refills the tank to the desired amount every flight cycle (many times per second).

Cheers, Jan

 

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8 hours ago, Janov said:

The Zibo has an .acf file that is protected, you can not change properties in planemaker. On an unprotected aircraft you can fire up planemaker.exe (it is in the standard root folder of X-Plane) and then change fuel consumption properties. However, this would also change the fuel flow that is indicated in the cockpit. To my knowledge it is not possible to simply set the fuel to being "limitless". This would need to be done with a plugin, a simple script that refills the tank to the desired amount every flight cycle (many times per second).

Cheers, Jan

 

I refueled in flight using the standard X-Plane fuel dialog which I know you are not supposed to do with the Zibo 737.  Is there a way to easily refuel in flight using the Zibo EFB?

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Some pointers.

1. Airliners, even air force one do not support mid air refuelling

2. see point one

3. Did I mention, most planes do not support mid air refueling.

4. If mid air refueling is something you find attractive, fighters like the freeware Typhoon, F35, SU57 do all support mid air refuelling, and aiui, if you spawn the C130 AI plane it will drop you a refuelling nozzle.

5. mid air refuelling is very dangerous, both in real life,

and also in terms of triggering funky xplane bugs (so much so that after the 5th of 6th PM about bugs that were eventually traced back to doing exactly what you describe here, I "fixed" them in the 744 by flat out preventing fuel quantity increasing while the plane is in the air).

6. If points 1 to 5 didn't convince you this is a bad idea, you can make a simple Lua script that will top up the fuel for you (prerequisite: learn Lua), either with FlywithLua, or putting an xlua/xtlua plugin folder+the script in pretty much any aircraft, including the zibo.

7. Just no, load up on fuel correctly before you take off, and properly manage the tanks according to the fcom while you fly.

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57 minutes ago, mSparks said:

1. Airliners, even air force one do not support mid air refuelling

Au contraire...if you look at the nose of a USAF VC-25A (aka Air Force One when the president is aboard), there's a prominent bump just forward of the pilots' windows.  That's a UARRSI (universal air refueling receptacle slipway installation) for air refueling receiver operations.


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42 minutes ago, w6kd said:

Au contraire...if you look at the nose of a USAF VC-25A (aka Air Force One when the president is aboard), there's a prominent bump just forward of the pilots' windows.  That's a UARRSI (universal air refueling receptacle slipway installation) for air refueling receiver operations.

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