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Fuel indication lbs to kg


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Select: Units of measure:


Hybrid (feet, millibars)


Metric (meters, millibars)


Gives kilograms, in Fuel & Payload, and on gauges in cockpit.

Note, altitude units will change as well. I noticed pressure units change in weather menu, but don't on gauge. That stays at 29.92.


It may depend on the specific gauge in the plane.

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Gives kilograms, in Fuel & Payload, and on gauges in cockpit.

Not true. Not aware of any gauge which does that automatically.


Some rare ones (with digital display) may have their own lbs/kgs selection toggle.

It's pretty hard to program for gauges with an analog dial plate BMP background IMO. Never seen it.



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The default 737 fuel indication is what I checked. That gives kg after the changed setting.


I also checked the 747 altitude indication. It does not specify the unit "m." for meters, but the altitude is shown in meters.

See the "red" textinfo at the top of the screen, (that does indicate 'm.' for meters), and compare to the gauge. Both 2862.


Only a settings change was needed for that.

No editing of the gauge required.


(I did change the word "Fuel" to "Coffee" a while ago, but I did not change the kg's or lbs units. To be sure I just retested with the default gauge. That gave Kg as well.)


kg and meters.jpg

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  • 4 years later...
About analog gauges. C172 altitude indicated in meters as well.


C172 fuel gauge stays in gallons. Btu Fuel&Payload menu in kg.










Hi, I have been having this problem for a few days and it has never happened before. If the setting is on U.S SYSTEM, the flight level both on the red fsx strip and on the aircraft altimeter (a320extended) are in feet. But the fuel gives it to me in pounds. If the setting is on METRIC the fuel displays KG, but in the altimeter it is in meters. I repeat something has happened for a few days, and I don't know why. Thanks for your help. Regards - Roberto

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