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k_camacho11 Guest

If u have noticed...in FS2004 when u climb to about 30,000 ft + and u put maximum thrust...your plane wont go past 400 Knots and the nose tends to pitch way up like if its climbing but its not. That is nowhere near being close to realistic flights. Today, planes like 767's, 777's, and large planes climb up to 38,000 ft. and cruise at 420 knots....if u wish to do that, u can go to the aircraft's configuration and adjust the Static Thrust...if the static thrust of your 777 is for example: 75,000...erase that and put 90,000. Your plane's speed will increase inmensely and u will be cruising at 420 knots above 30,000 ft. Its a more realistic touch to flying.

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99jolegg Chief Captain

k_camacho11 wrote:

If u have noticed...in FS2004 when u climb to about 30,000 ft + and u put maximum thrust...your plane wont go past 400 Knots and the nose tends to pitch way up like if its climbing but its not. That is nowhere near being close to realistic flights. Today, planes like 767's, 777's, and large planes climb up to 38,000 ft. and cruise at 420 knots....if u wish to do that, u can go to the aircraft's configuration and adjust the Static Thrust...if the static thrust of your 777 is for example: 75,000...erase that and put 90,000. Your plane's speed will increase inmensely and u will be cruising at 420 knots above 30,000 ft. Its a more realistic touch to flying.

I can assure you, a 767/777 cannot climb to FL380 and cruise at 420 knots. This would equate the mach number to being way over Mach 1.0 and no commercial airliner (as far as I know) can currently go that fast. I think you mean MPH. In this case, yes, aircraft cruise at FL300 - FL410 and cruise at 500-520 MPH.

I can also assure you that changing the static thrust in the config files to 90, 000 and then cruising at 420 knots at FL380 does not provide a more realistic touch.

If you want a realistic touch, change it back Wink

Hope that helps a bit Smile

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Bindolaf Captain

Common misconception.

Aircraft use indicated airspeed, which is not how fast it travels over the ground (which is the ground speed). It's the speed corrected for wind and many other parameters. You may notice something like: airspeed 300kts, TAS (True Airspeed) 360 kts, GS (ground speed) 560 kts (which is close to 650 miles per hour off the top of my head).

Also, as an aircraft climbs (and certainly at FL380) you start to use mach number and not the indicated airspeed. That is because the air is so thin, that you get incorrect readings. Hence, you may be cruising at 260 kts "indicated", but the mach number may be .74 - a very respectable speed for a commercial liner.

You want realism? Take the time to read through some resources, advance your knowledge of aviation and yes. Leave the config files untouched Wink

"Remember son, knowing your way around the simulator does not mean you can fly".

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Habu First Officer

Yup, 99jolegg is exactly correct. The faster air-breathing aircraft is the SR-71. It was limited to 420 KIAS. However, at 80,000 ft, 400 KIAS was over 2000 MPH ground speed (air is much thinner at high altitudes !). rob

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

k_camacho11 wrote:

If u have noticed...in FS2004 when u climb to about 30,000 ft + and u put maximum thrust...your plane wont go past 400 Knots and the nose tends to pitch way up like if its climbing but its not. That is nowhere near being close to realistic flights. Today, planes like 767's, 777's, and large planes climb up to 38,000 ft. and cruise at 420 knots....if u wish to do that, u can go to the aircraft's configuration and adjust the Static Thrust...if the static thrust of your 777 is for example: 75,000...erase that and put 90,000. Your plane's speed will increase inmensely and u will be cruising at 420 knots above 30,000 ft. Its a more realistic touch to flying.

What I have noticed is that a lot of people who can't be bothered to type "you" seem not to bother getting their facts straight before giving the wrong advice to others.

If you did not understand what was explained in the previous replies, consider this. As you increase in altitude, the air gets thinner. Therefore, the force of air on the sensor for indicated air speed is reduced. Because of that, IAS is not generally used at those altitudes. Mach numbers are. A discussion on that point occurred a month or two ago in one of these forums.

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