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Fuel consumption in SP

28.4k TheOwlAce  3 months ago

Ive noticed throughout the years that it can take up to 5x the fuel to get a third of the range if you make a replica of a real life plane, that sucks when youre trying to conserve weight or have accurate fuel amounts to the real life plane.

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    @TheOwlAce nah itstrue, check the time of day in your settings
    i realize this then makes our distance and speed measurements way off, as well as scaling, but eh, you win some you lose some

    +1 3 months ago
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    Unrelated but loving the trans flag muh dude!

    +1 3 months ago
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    20.6k ChiChiWerx

    Well, if you’re going to make that statement, you need to back it up more. I’ve looked into this and it may be fractionally higher, but it’s not multiples higher than in RL. You’ll need to consider that in RL, you would also burn more gas if you blast along in full AB all the time. Also, RL power delivery in jet engines is not linear as it is in SP; in RL half your power comes in the final 10% (I.e., between 90 and 100% power)...so to approximate cruise power in SP, it’s more accurate to measure your consumption at 50% power than at 90% power. I’ve done the cruise test a couple of times and I’ve found fuel consumption to be on the order of 1/2 to twice RL consumption. As a final point to this discussion, who the heck flies more than a few minutes in SP anyway? Simple Plane Landia is much smaller than RL, the day is much shorter and player attention span is limited. I bet only 10% of players even try to successfully land a build. As long as we can get from island to island and back, it’s probably good enough.

    3 months ago
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    239k Gestour

    Give your engine 15x more power, but set the max input to .0666.

    3 months ago
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    28.4k TheOwlAce

    @BACconcordepilot wait, what.. no

    3 months ago
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    8,739 Noname918181

    @BACconcordepilot seems logical

    3 months ago
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    ive said it before and ill say it again, max time for a day in sp is 180 minutes, so accelerate the fuel burn calculation to that speed and the fuel burn is about right

    3 months ago
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    28.4k TheOwlAce

    @YourWife why..

    3 months ago
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    28.4k TheOwlAce

    @jamesPLANESii yep. I have a fighter ill be posting thats based on the I-16, same size, weight, speed; but the I-16 only needed 51Lb for 330 mile range, the one i have has 230Lbs of fuel. Nuts

    +2 3 months ago
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    11.1k YourWife

    I dub thee the 3/5 compromise

    +2 3 months ago
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    How about 10x the fuel for small prop planes. :/

    +3 3 months ago
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    I would bring the issue up with @Andrewgarrison

    +1 3 months ago
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    yep. Can't agree more.

    +3 3 months ago