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Fuel ranges

Postby bbaron » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:48 pm

The fuel calculations on the planning page give you a rough idea about your range.
It does take the aircraft and the default fuel flow and the distance into account. The reserve is defined as 45 minutes airtime.
It does *not* consider wind speeds and manually adjusted power settings.

Fuel ranges are printed in the header bar:
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1) Total route distance
2) Estimated en-route time
3) Visualization bar (green - ok, red - reserve)
4) Fuel remained in tank
5) Distance to hit tank reserve
6) Distance to empty tank

You may also toggle a range meter directly on the map on and off:
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The green circle indicates the maximum distance until you hit the reserve.
The red line is the empty fuel boundary.
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If no green circle is visible anymore, the aircraft is using the fuel reserve. The red line indicates the zero fuel distance.
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When planning a route longer than the maximum range, the circle is filled with red color and grows in size with every additional way point.
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happy landings,
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