Many standard and some add on models have wrong fuel consumption , this can be changed by increasing the fuel_flow_scalar setting in the aircraft.cfg file when consuming too little or decreasing this setting when consuming too much .
Before you do this first be aware that the expected fuel consumption in the nav log does not take into account:
-fuel reserve that still has to be there when you landed and docked on the gate (ex. +/- 15% with B747)
-fuel needed for taxi from gate to runway (747 +/- 10000 pound on big airport with traffic)
-fuel needed for taxi from runway to gate when arrived (747 +/- 5000 pound on big airport with traffic)
-Extra fuel consumed during take off and climb stage.
-Compensation for headwind when usually flying westbound (this can be a considerable amount of extra fuel on longer flights with lots of headwind).
-Difference in extra fuel consumption when near MTOW.
All these parameters should be added extra to the proposed fuel level consumption given in the nav log.
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Also a little of topic, but does Fsx have the landme function aka an autopilot setting that takes the plane down to 400 feet ?? If so can someone plz briefly explain how to use it??
I don't use FSX up until now but the ILS landing function you talk about should be about the same as in FS2002 and FS2004, first get the course setting and more importantly the ILS frequency for the runway you have been assigned to land on (available in standard map by clicking on the airport and go to the runway you need).
-Fill in these values in the NAV1 radio (freq) and the course setting in CRS1 on your AutoPilot.
-Switch NAV/GPS button to NAV.
-Descent to Approach height as given by the ATC (usually about 2000ft above AGL).
-Switch on Nav1 radio ,when within range (About 20-30 miles out) you will hear an intermediate beeping noise meaning the ILS frequency is active.
-At about 6-8 miles out usually at about 30° off heading towards the runway and 2000ft AGL switch on APP (approach)
on the AP
, after a while Your HDG and ALT button will automatically disengage and the plane will automatically start seeking the middle of the ILS beam by slowly descending and turning towards the runway.
-check speeds and set flaps accordingly , set autobrake , arm spoilers and lower Gear.
-your all set for landing.