Nicoeddf
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First Long Haul In FSX

Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:47 pm

Hey there,

I just started my first long haul flight in a flight sim, ever  Smile

I planned to fly my november and december holiday route FRA via Incheon to SYD and took a nice 744 for the first sector at MTOW of 850.000lbs

Damn, thats a slow climb...is it normal to climb at 800ft/min at that weight?
 
Nicoeddf
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:35 pm

Woohoo, that was a smooth landing at Inchon 15R with a lot of fog down to 300ft.  Wink

But, is it possible that ATC is giving descend clearance from cruise altitude a bit late?
I was given permission to FL250 from cruise at 320 ca. 85 miles outbound. Further down I began to descend with 3000ft/min and later to establish on the glide slope I had to go down to 4000ft/min to get my 744 to the ILS.
 
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:15 am



Quoting NicoEDDF (Reply 1):
But, is it possible that ATC is giving descend clearance from cruise altitude a bit late?

This will usually occur if you speed up the simulator and release it within 100 miles of landing.

One tactic I like to use when I am given a late clearance is to hold at a VOR or intersection to the point where I am at a more comfortable altitude.
 
Nicoeddf
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:02 pm



Quoting Phatfarmlines (Reply 2):
This will usually occur if you speed up the simulator and release it within 100 miles of landing.

One tactic I like to use when I am given a late clearance is to hold at a VOR or intersection to the point where I am at a more comfortable altitude.

Thanks for info. I will try that out!  Smile
 
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:59 pm

I just started my first one too !

I am flying JFK- LHR In A 747 !
Go MCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VS, WN, DL, F9, CO, AA, US, VS, AC, AS, BA,
 
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:30 pm

I just started my round the world flight, so I have you all beaten to the ground  Wink

Cessna 172, 600 mile range  Silly I got from Liverpool, through Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Poland, down to Italy through eastern Europe, Crete, Cyprus, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afganistan, Pakistan and now i'm heading from Mumbai to the bottom of India, across to Sri Lanka then up the Indian coast on the other side. Eventually i'll hit Oz, down the west coast, along the bottom then up the east, back into Asia then up to Alaska. Probably then down the west coast right the way down to Chile, across to the Falklands then down into Antartica then back up the eastern coast, through the Caribbean, eastern US seaboard, across the atlantic back to Liverpool.

Unfortunately, I didn't plan it that well and I missed Africa totally  Silly

I'd post the Great Circle Mapper link but it's on my desktop.
 
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:25 pm



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 5):
Cessna 172, 600 mile range

You know what is funny about FSX is that I flew a Cessna 172 from SFO-LHR  Big grin WITH OUT STOPOVERS !
Go MCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VS, WN, DL, F9, CO, AA, US, VS, AC, AS, BA,
 
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:15 am



Quoting Bbinn333 (Reply 6):
You know what is funny about FSX is that I flew a Cessna 172 from SFO-LHR Big grin WITH OUT STOPOVERS !

Just how long WAS that flight?  Wow!
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Nicoeddf
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:59 am



Quoting Bbinn333 (Reply 6):
You know what is funny about FSX is that I flew a Cessna 172 from SFO-LHR WITH OUT STOPOVERS !

Hope you did it in realtime  Cool

How many cans of fuel did you carry on the backseats?  Smile
 
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:56 pm



Quoting Bbinn333 (Reply 6):
You know what is funny about FSX is that I flew a Cessna 172 from SFO-LHR Big grin WITH OUT STOPOVERS !

Ouch.... Bet that took a while  Silly

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That's my route so far. Nearly 21000 miles and not even half way home yet Big grin. Soon I'm going to fly up through North Korea, then Russia to Dutch Harbour eventually, etc etc. Currently I'm in Seoul, and about to head into the unknown  Wink. Only one airport in NK so I hope I don't run out of fuel. It says 600 mile range but i did an 850 mile leg, just have to use the mixture wisely and don't hammer everywhere at 100% throttle.
 
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:54 pm

I've only done one long haul flight mostly because I don't have the time and because trying to save a flight crashes the game. It was FRA-IAD with the default 744. I also tried doing LHR-JFK, but the save crashed.
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:09 am



Quoting Bbinn333 (Reply 4):
I just started my first one too !

I am flying JFK- LHR In A 747 !

I did my first one a while back with the PMDG 747-400 (RR). I flew the exact same route as QF6008 (QF first A380 delivery flight from WSSS-YSSY).

The flight was pretty much flawless - though I had no way of matching the real A380's climb performance. Where the A380 was stepping to 39,000ft, I could barely make 38,000ft, with opt. altitude at 34,600ft.

It's very easy to operate the B744.
 
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:55 pm



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 9):
Only one airport in NK so I hope I don't run out of fuel.

I beg to differ.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airports_in_North_Korea
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:27 am

I am yet to try FSX, but that should be interesting.

SFO-LHR in a Cessna?!!? Crazy!

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ajd1992
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RE: First Long Haul In FSX

Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:57 am



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 12):

I beg to differ.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...Korea

Ok... I shall rephrase that.

The only airport in North Korea In Flight Sim X....  Yeah sure  Yeah sure


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69 segment path

28147 nm

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Getting there now... only South America, Antarctica and Central America to conquer Big grin

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