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  1. Hello, thank you for your reply. I tried it before my comment here, but the problem is that I get an error saying that part of the update was removed but not all. Not sure why this is happening, but I can't fully remove it.
  2. Does anyone knows how to uninstall this updated on windows 10? I tried to uninstall but gives me an error everytime I try and simply doesn't uninstall. Thank you.
  3. I probably wasn't clear. The only number that doesn't match in the calculations is the flight plan fuel (no contingency fuel, alternate or MLF added here), with a linear regression I could refine that number when it's to high or too low. I know why and when it is high/low, the problem is making that "refinement" on a spreadsheet. But I'll look about how to make a linear regression on excel. Thanks Dan.
  4. I've seen your spreadsheet Dan. Looks quite good and I would like to insert a linear regression on the flight plan fuel but dunno how to do it. That could probably solve my problem by reducing the fuel load when the total fuel is too much and increasing the fuel when is too low.
  5. Dear Simon, By far that was the most complete and clarifying answer I've got since I decided to post this question, not only here but in other websites as well. I've made the spreadhseet by scratch, studying the manuals and doing it step by step. I don't intend to make it as the real 747, as I don't have enough knowledge to do it, but, I was intending to make it as the Felice Valente's fuel calculator. Why? Because for me, it's the most accurate out there, and gives you the exact amounts, with very low error. I don't know if you know this fuel calculator but I strongly recommend it. I've noticed that the calculations made exactly as the book gives you less fuel than you need to accomplish a flight, because I've made a few flights using those amounts and I finished with around 5000lbs in the tanks. I made a few changes in the fuel calculator and now I get sometimes +20000lbs of fuel, which can be good, because like you say, the pmdg 747 burns more fuel than what's expected! I dunno if you are interested in taking a look to the spreadsheet I've created and maybe in giving me an opinion, but if you are, please send me a message and I'll send it to you. Once again, thank you so much for your answer, it helped a lot! Kind regards, Edgar Freitas
  6. Dear Simon, Thank you very much for replying. If the calculation method present on the PMDG 747 manuals are correct, I think it's a good way to determine the total fuel load. I've managed to do the spreadsheet but my goal was to decrease the error I'm having. Yesterday I've been working on the spreadsheet again and the error now is of around 4000lbs so I think it's not that bad. My goal is to have a fuel calculator as precise as it can be. Again, thank you so much for the advice you gave me. Kindly, Edgar Freitas Hello Dan, Thank you for taking some time to reply to my question. Actually I had already downloaded your fuel calculator before but only yesterday I managed to look at it more closely than before. As I added the tables from pmdg to excel, I've managed to make it give me the all the information I need by adding just elements like distance, wind information, FL And contingency time. I've compared your sheet with mine and the results are similar. I'll make my sheet give me a bit more of fuel in the trip fuel just to be sure. ;-) Anyway, I appreciate your kindness by providing your fuel planner. It was surely a great help. Kind regards, Edgar Freitas
  7. Hello everyone. I have a question about the 747. I'm a 747 addict and I fly the PMDG 747 all the time. It's the only aircraft I fly, so I'm trying to build an excel spreadsheet to calculate fuel for this aircraft. I have built my own excel sheet but I have errors of up to 10000lbs -sometimes less- in the total amount of fuel needed for the flight. What I would like to ask you is, how do you calculate the fuel for this aircraft? Is it exaclty by the manuals? All my calculations are based on the PMDG 747 manuals, but since it gives me this large error, I don't know if I'm doing something wrong. I've found a fuel calculator from Felice Valente and it seems very accurate, but comparing with mine, I have a big error in relation to that one. I've attached a picture of Felice Valente's fuel calculator and another picture of mine. My spreadsheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6JMHUkV2NKJejJJVzF0YTRhZzg Felice Valente calculator: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6JMHUkV2NKJQ3N5YXhmWDMwV28 I was always getting an error when posting images here, that's why I posted those links instead of the actual picture. Thank you very much in advance. Kind regards, Edgar Freitas Ps: If you need any information from me, feel free to ask.
  8. Hello, I have a MADCATZ FLY 5 Joystick, with 2 throttle levers, and I want to make those 2 levers, control the 4 engines of the pmdg 747. I know I can do it with FSUIPC, but the problem is that the latest version of FSUIPC doesn´t record(if this is the right word) my data very well, because with KLM Virtual's ACARSng, I get very very low landing rates, so I know it´s related with the last version of FSUIPC. (When I got back to the previous version, problem solved!) My question is. Can I purchase the previous version of FSUIPC? Is there any other way to assign the joystick levers to the engines without using FSUIPC? Like the left lever controls engine 1 and 2 and the right one, controls the engines 3 and 4. If yes, how do I do it? Thank you very much for your help. Kind regards, Edgar Freitas
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