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 FS9 Fuel Calculations?
 NASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0Posted Sun Sep 11 2005 00:17:26 UTC (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4445 times:

 I calculate my fuel for a 4500nm with a B777-300 flight as follows: 4500nm/480knts = 9.375 hrs x 22,000lbs = 206,250lbs x 1.08 = 222,750lbs and depending on the airport I'll add taxi fuel according to EST. taxi time. So I will use 222,300lbs + taxi fuel to complete a 4500nm trip. The 22,000lbs is fuel consumption per engine per hr. (11,000 x 2). The 1.08 is used as my reserve fuel, usually 45 min. worth. (16,500) Are these calculations correct? I usually arrive at my destination with about 20,000lbs in the tank when landing. I think that the fuel calculations given in FS are not realistic so I compute my own for each trip. How do you calculate fuel and cruise level for your trips?
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 Atco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted Tue Sep 13 2005 14:47:57 UTC (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4366 times:

 I do mine a bit simpler than that  I do the Route-Planner, see what i need then add on about 50% extra. Usually get it about right
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 Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6170 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted Fri Sep 16 2005 17:16:46 UTC (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

 While nowhere near exact, if we use 121 flag rules, and the figure that you have provided, I estimate a minimum release fuel of 225,000 pounds. BURN 206250 ALTN 000000 INTL 002200 HOLD 016500 -------- RLSF 224950 LAND 018700
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 Intothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted Mon Sep 19 2005 12:28:02 UTC (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

 Yeah, it doesn't seem to be perfectaly accurate. On a different note, according to FS the Learjet 45 flies 2200NM. maximum. I managed to fly it just over 5000NM(No joke) non stop, that being with a 70pounds light pilot and no pax or baggage, and at a little bit higher altitudes. Does it really make such a difference?i can't imagine so, in real life i mean. Cheers, Konstantin G.
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