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  1. Hi, lately it happens that in some flights the airplane has excessive fuel consumption. When I takeoff, I have 22000kg of estimated fuel on destination. But after taking off, that number drops 0,1kg every 4 or 5 minutes. I use PFPX, I load the winds to the legs page via the uplink, so I don´t know what could be wrong. Thanks,
  2. I've had the Kodiak for a couple of years now and just never noticed this before because I would only use it for very short flights. I started using it to fly in Hawaii and noticed when I load up the fuel for 100% using the fuel and payload section of FSX (acceleration) I only get 737lbs of fuel which is a little more than 1/4 full. I can't get a full tank. I have it installed on the same computer as before. Also, I can only get about a 200 mile range flying about 178mph. Is this normal? Thanks, Alan
  3. Hello everyone! I am an FSX user who often uses the website fuelplanner.com to calculate the required fuel for his flights. The thing is however, that when I visited the website on the 15th of December, I was greeted with a quite unfriendly window asking me to sign against FCC's decision about net neutrality. To make things clear, I am totally against this decision, and I would happily offer my sign against it, IF IT WAS WORTH ANYTHING. You see, as this decision only affects the USA, I see no reason for someone else but the US citizens to sign against it. So, I closed the annoying and unfriendly red window I was greeted with, only to find out that I can no longer use the site. The only thing I see when I visit the website is this: var _bftn_options = { theme: 'glitch' }; So, does anyone know who is the word not allowed who runs the website? So I can find him, and ask him how to reset the website to its normal form and sign the damn thing? Alternatively, can anyone recommend of a good, hopefully free, fuel planner?
  4. Hey guys! Is it a known issue that when loading a flight having already opened 777 in another flight earlier but not closing the game in between the flights will bug the planes fuel system? If i enter 10000 in the scratchpad and put that in, this happens: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AuPgpnKVCnMhxnatLYZGa3tJ3xZ1 I get 10 000kg in the plane, like i should. However, my fuel options tell me that i actually put in about 77000, and it also thinks that means 100%. If i put in 20 000, i will get 13700 in the plane and fuel window shows 145500. No matter how much i put in, it only gives me 13700. Now this causes fuel disagree warning after a while, and is also a bit problematic because i really dont know how much fuel i _really_ have in this case since the fueling system seems like its gone totally haywire.
  5. Anybody used this site yet? www.simbrief.com its a flight planning website I used it for one flight and results were very good fuel prediction, weather forecast and nav log were pretty much spot on. It can also include notams, etops, stepclimbs and even runway analysis. This in real looking dispatch documentation that you can print out or save as pdf. And the good thing its free. I will be using this alot when the triple 7 comes out. http://youtu.be/lY5M9UMFv8k to quote from the website.
  6. captainsazzman

    Funny 777 ZFW?

    when i manually enter fuel my ZFW changes and flips about. For example the correct one will be 209.1 kgs which then changes to 180kgs or something like that. I get around this by entering another random fuel level so the corrcect ZFW comes back then I re enter the desired fuel from my flight plan. Has anyone noticed this behaviour? (P3D 3.1). If it helps I use a 777 startup panel state of '777 short' but with zero payload and 17% fuel saved
  7. I was wondering what is the maximum (safe flight) range of the Boeing 737-800 PMDG, that it can still have like 2000lbs in the reserve. And can I actually make a transatlantic flight with it? Thanks in advance Mixer
  8. Can not find it today, did you just delete it? Is there something I need to know about it?
  9. I am writing a guide on Polar Operations for Skywards Virtual (we emulate Emirates Airlines), and in the topic of fuel freezing, the real Emirates has company policy depending on the type of fuel you use, Jet-A or Jet-A1, due to their different freezing temperatures (already covered here in this forum in a number of messages). What I have been unable to find out is if PMDG has built in functionality for these two types or not. I.e. perhaps changing the fuel freezing temperature in the FMC changes the fuel freeze logic behind the scenes. That would be an interesting way to add such flexibility. Or they've modeled their fuel freeze around Jet A only, which is fine too. But I'm looking for confirmation one way or another, so our guidance can be accurate. Thanks in advance, Fabio Miguez Sorry for the double message, but I got a "Request failed due to server maintenance or busy" prompt after hitting submit, so posted again thinking the first one hadn't gone through. Please delete both of these posts.
  10. Hi, lately on my flights there´s been an issue that drives me crazy: on the FMC, the estimated fuel for the arrival airport is always going down, it never stops to decrease. This only happens on the SP1 though. I do exactly the same things that I used to do before the SP1 came out. Thanks in advance for your help!
  11. Hi All! What is the difference between these two in the control panel? When i "send data to flightsim" only one of them is taken under consideration.
  12. tatin

    PMDG 777 fuel burn per hour

    Hi, i´d like to know what is the estimated fuel usage per hour on the 777-200LR, to make my fuel calculations. Thanks!!
  13. Hello everyone, I have so strange problems with my PMDG 777. am I the only one who suffers from these problems? 1. during cruise or even on ground, center fuel tank quantity drops to zero. 2. at the same time, cabin pressure drops too. and the cabin altitude indicator shows ridiculous figure. 3. MAIN and APU battery voltage drops to minus hundreds or thousands! all of these things happen at the same time, like an explosion, and EVERY FLIGHT!!!
  14. I am writing a guide on Polar Operations for Skywards Virtual (we emulate Emirates Airlines), and in the topic of fuel freezing, the real Emirates has company policy depending on the type of fuel you use, Jet A or Jet A1, due to their different freezing temperatures (already covered here in this forum in a number of messages). What I have been unable to find out is if PMDG has built in functionality for these two types or not. I.e. perhaps changing the fuel freezing temperature in the FMC changes the fuel freeze logic behind the scenes. That would be an interesting way to add such flexibility. Or they've modeled their fuel freeze around Jet A only, which is fine too. But I'm looking for confirmation one way or another, so our guidance can be accurate. Thanks in advance, Fabio Miguez
  15. Hello Guys, I installed the PSS 777 after a fresh install of Windows 7 and a fresh install also of Flight Simulator 9, When I entered Load Config in PSS Folder, I select the passengers, the cargo & the fuel and clicked save config, then I opened FS9 and chose the 777 and I found that the payload (Passengers & Cargo) are correct but The fuel always stick to 100% at all times, I tried to install a fresh copy of windows and fs9 and still the same problem ( it is also for pss 757 ),, If any one knows how to solve this problem please reply to the post. Thanks
  16. Tyrion

    Single Engine Fuel Jettison

    Hello, First of all, yes, I used the search function on this forum, and yes, I searched through both FCOM's, the FCTM and the QRH. That said, I still don't have an answer for the following situation: Tonight, I was testing the 777 (using the freighter version). I was all set up for a long flight at high load, but ran into a (programmed...) severe engine failure shortly after liftoff. My first priority was to keep flying the aircraft. No particular problem, despite the alarms and sudden loss of thrust on the left side. Once I got everything under control, I went through the appropriate checklist on the ECL. So far, so good. Now, my plan was to land back at my departure airport, but to do so, I had to jettison about 80000kgs of fuel. I entered a hold over the sea to do just that. The problem I ran into here, is that with only one engine operating, dumping fuel caused a quickly escalating fuel imbalance, and no matter what I tried, I couldn't get it to stabilize. By the time the center tank was empty, the imbalance had reached about 3500kg. Roughly what could be expected without cross feeding. I kept the fuel jettison going for a while to see whether the auto jettison function would turn off the right jettison pump when the right main tank (the less full one) reached jettison goal/2 (which it didn't). No idea whether it should stop here though, it was just an idea I had while flying so I tested it. a couple of notes: 1) fuel jettison with 2 engines running seemed to be working perfectly fine in a previous test flight. 2) cross feed also worked perfectly when fuel wasn't being jettisoned. As it was, I manually stopped the fuel jettison a bit early, and then kept flying in the hold while cross feeding to reduce the imbalance a bit, before landing. Anyway, what I'm looking for: What would be the correct procedure in this case? What went/did I do wrong? Feel free to reply with references to the correct sections in the manuals... I didn't find what I was looking for so far... Thanks in advance...
  17. Michal Trzesniowski

    Decreasing range

    Hi. I'm flying some ultra-long-haul flights recently with my 772 and I always notice one thing. The fuel amount at destination on the CDU keeps decreasing. For example I've flown from OTBD to NZAA yesterday and after T/C my CDU said something about 16 tons of fuel at NZAA. The number kept decreasing and reached 9 tons before T/D. I haven't changed anything and I was doing step climbs without any delay. Right now I'am flying from NZAA to LEMG (two most separated major cities?). After T/C, CDU said 4.4 tons at LEMG, but soon I've got an 'Insufficient Fuel' message on the EICAS, and 0.0 fuel at LEMG on the CDU. This time I've decided to do something about it and I've reduced cost index, then reduced step size, and finally increased the tailwind. It helped, but just a little, and now I've still got the 'Insufficient Fuel' message. Do you know why the fuel amount at dest is always decreasing, even when I make an airplane more fuel efficient and make the weather conditions better? Am I doing something wrong (except taking more fuel on-board or perhaps not flying longest routes possible )? Or maybe the autocruise increase fuel consumption (I do not fly 23-hour long flight in real time)? Michał Trześniowski
  18. I don't see this listed in the issue tracker, and I can't find any good hits searching this forum, but for me the fuel-indicator on the POS REPORT page only indicates current fuel, not the fuel on board at the time of crossing. Indeed, watching the page, the fuel will tick down synchronized with the totalizer. FCOM 11.42.43 describes that it should work just like in the 777, showing the lesser of tot or calc fuel at last waypoint. So the question, is this just on my installation, or is it a bug?
  19. Hello, Dudes! How to Adjust fuel in B747-400 using FSX? Suppose I fly a long route like from Lahore to London Heathrow. So how can I calculate that how much right fuel should I adjust before take off? Otherwise, you know that over fuelling cause the plane's nose too high while landing. Best Regards, AP,
  20. Hi, lately on my flights there´s been an issue that drives me crazy: on the FMC, the estimated fuel for the arrival airport is always going down, it never stops to decrease. This only happens on the SP1 though. I do exactly the same things that I used to do before the SP1 came out. Thanks in advance for your help!
  21. Hi guys, My FMC over-reads the actual fuel in the Tank by about 200lbs (0.2). With the fuel quantity set to zero through the fuel loading Page, the FMC still shows there is about 200lbs of fuel in the aircraft, but looking through fsx fuel menu and the aircraft gauges the tanks are empty. The FCOM says "PLAN/FUEL [Option – With PLAN FUEL line] Fuel on board is automatically displayed as received from the airplane fuel quantity indication system." Am I missing something or has this been addressed before?
  22. tatin

    777 Fuel consumption problem

    Hi, lately it happens that in some flights the airplane has excessive fuel consumption. When I takeoff, I have 12000kg of estimated fuel on destination. But after taking off, that number drops 0,1kg every 4 or 5 minutes. I use PFPX, I load the winds to the legs page via the uplink, so I don´t know what could be wrong. Thanks,
  23. Hey guys, I'm really busy trying to get the PT Tu-154B2 to work, and to get the automatic stabilizer to work, I have to be able to calculate the CG% of the aircraft from the default FSX Fuel & Payload menu. Does anybody know how to do this (may sound a little dumb or silly)? Rafael.
  24. JohnSmith

    Center Fuel Tank Operations

    Fellow 777 pilots, I've recently started flying longer routes since the release of the 300ER. However, I am somewhat perplexed when it comes to the operation of the center fuel tank. On some routes, there is barely any in the center tank. Maybe 4000 kilograms. In this situation, using the center pumps on the ground produces a "Fuel Low Center" EICAS warning. However, if I leave them off, a "Fuel In Center" EICAS warning is displayed once I am established in my climb. Does anyone have any information on how to properly operate the center fuel tank when in this situation? I know the 737 center tanks are meant to be switched on after 10,000 feet if there is less than 5,000 pounds or something like that. Does the 777 operate using similar rules? Thanks
  25. Hi, Yesterday when I was flying with captain sim 777-200, plane said that I have 81 lbs fuel, I pressed shift+z it was saying I have %29 fuel then suddenly engines stoped. Today that happened again.Indicator was saying I have 170 lbs fuel I pressed shift+z and it was saying I have %57 fuel but again engines stoped. (I am using fspassenger x) Can you help me ? Thank you. Cem