Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22 Posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2242 times:
I am currently still using FS2000 on my computer. I am using the PSS B744 and PSS B777. JUst wondering, have you done any long haul flights like Singapore to Amsterdam? I tried this on the PSSB777-200ER and the route was like about 5500nm and I can't do it. I don't have enough fuel. If I add more fuel, the plane would be overweight.
Sharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
Yeah I actually did Amsterdam to Toronto once.... I didn't even have a flight plan or anything, i was just doing takeoffs and landings at Schiphol and decided to try it. I even swung by Greenland just to take a look... I used a KLM 747-400 from POSKY.. and i had plenty of fuel left.
Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22 Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
I flew a B777 from Singapore to Amsterdam, it couldn't make it I don't understand why and the trip was only like 5000 + nautical miles and PSS's was an ER version. My ZFW is 400 and my fuel was 250. That makes a total of 650 which is under the ER's MTW but I don't have enough fuel to reach there. Any idea why?
BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
Whats your crusing speed? As this can have alot to do with how much your fuel burn is. Considering i use the B777-200ER to fly frome New York to Hong Kong and have a fair bit of fuel left i think you must be doing something wrong. I cruise between FL370 and FL390 (37.000-39.000 feet) at a speed of around mach 0.84-0.87. I know that pilots can get a 747-400 up to mach 0.90 to make up time on route, but they don't like doing this as it wastes alot of fuel. Maybe you are having the same problem?
Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22 Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
I cruise at FL280 initially due I cannot go any higher as my plane is heavy with an OPT alttidute of FL297. My cruising Mach at FL280 is .82 and when I go higher, .84-.85. By the way, how did you managed to climb direct FL370-FL390? Only an empty B777 can do that.. I trust you are quite heavy unless you've go no POB.
Cxcx330 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 118 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
I often do long haul flights.. Mostly between Europe and Asia. My latest long haul flight was London Heathrow - Hong Kong.. It took me almost 13 hours. I flew with POSKY Cathay Pacific B747-400 together with PSS 744 panel. They are nice and realistic.
For long haul flights (or medium flights), aircrafts will firstly fly at a lower altitude. After flying for say 2-3 hours, the aircraft will be lighter as fuel burned.. Then the aircraft will climb for a higher alititude.. The time for climbing and place (waypoint) for climbing is prepared in the flight plan. But it will be issued by the local ATC at last.. My flight (LHR-HKG) had put in 138.1 tonnes of fuel.. And the flight plan (ATC route only):
SPRINGBOK From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 192 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
Yeah all the time!!
Recently i flew LHR-LAX(In fs2000 pro) with the posky744 and PSS panel and sounds recreating the AIR NZ1 flight.
I used FSNAV for the route, put the info in the PSS FMC, flew at FL390, with full fuel cruising at Mach 0.87, took about 10.5hrs. Stayed at LAX for 2hrs, fully refueled, did flight Plan in FSNAV then into FMC, flew to Auckland at FL410, at mach 0.85, took about 12hrs.
Had a great time !!
Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22 Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 2013 times:
Thanks for the replies guys. I have one question here. Those of you who are using the PSS panel for either the B747 or B777, once establised on cruise after climb, under the Prog page, what's the average reading of remaining fuel you have there? My B747 have an average of 45 which is very little and my B777 even worse, -12 which means I won't reach there.
Those who climb to high I think you flew empty except for your fuel? I always have almost full cargo and passengers which make my ZFW as (506.8 or so for the B744) and (400 for the B777). And my max level will never go any higher than FL330 unless I have little fuel.