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    muttly Guest

    Default Re: fuel consumption

    Sorry, I forgot to scroll down for the message;it's been a while. Im having a
    problem with fuel consumption on long flights with aircraft that have more than
    one fuel tank. When the aux. tank runs out, and switches to the main tank, I
    lose an engine. If I am not in the room, the plane loses power and crashes to
    the ground. Any solutions? Mutt?

    Do you have it set up to auto switch?

    If not then you want to do that.

    Otherwise what I do is make sure that the wing tanks and aux tanks feed into
    a centerline tank( as in real aircraft). Even small puddle jumpers have a head
    tank that the mains feed into. The other thing to check ,see if the silly thing
    has a fuel pump or booster pump. I know in FS2k2Pro if it has the switch on the
    dash then it has it in the airfile and is acknowledged by the sim...so you
    wanna get used to using it...although using it and forgetting that you are
    usually results in the engine flooding out and if your not high enough to
    continue to fly and crank the motor over to finally dry it out and get it
    started....well you know the drill.

    Mutt

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    flynjef Guest

    Default Re: fuel consumption

    Sorry, I forgot to scroll down for the message;it's been a while. Im having a
    problem with fuel consumption on long flights with aircraft that have more than
    one fuel tank. When the aux. tank runs out, and switches to the main tank, I
    lose an engine. If I am not in the room, the plane loses power and crashes to
    the ground. Any solutions? Mutt?

    Do you have it set up to auto switch?

    If not then you want to do that.

    Otherwise what I do is make sure that the wing tanks and aux tanks feed into
    a centerline tank( as in real aircraft). Even small puddle jumpers have a head
    tank that the mains feed into. The other thing to check ,see if the silly thing
    has a fuel pump or booster pump. I know in FS2k2Pro if it has the switch on the
    dash then it has it in the airfile and is acknowledged by the sim...so
    Thanks for the tip, Mutt; I know some panels have the fuel pump, but dont't
    know if that is the problem. The fuel gets transferred but it's just that an
    engine goes out in the process. My next long flight, I'll check that out. It
    doesn't happen every time, so I will try to watch closely next time....Jeff.

    wanna get used to using it...although using it and forgetting that you are
    usually results in the engine flooding out and if your not high enough to
    continue to fly and crank the motor over to finally dry it out and get it
    started....well you know the drill.

    Mutt

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