Extreme flight realism

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Nate66 Trainee

I would like to know if there is a way I could have very realistic flight planning such as: V1 and V2, Exact speed settings, Realistic flight paths, etc... Is this even possible on FS9?

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Bindolaf Captain

Unless I am quite mistaken, V1, Vr, V2 have to be calculated "by hand" so to speak. There are tables for each aircraft of course, but in the end you need to do the math yourself. The speeds depend on take-off weight, conditions (icing etc) and more (a real pilot could name more I'm sure). Then you set the little speed bugs for the appropriate positions and that's it. So if you wish to simulate V1, Vr, V2 you actually have to do it yourself (print out the tables and do the conversions). I think 🙂

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John Hodges (originalgrunge) Captain

Well, there are definitly addons out there that can help you with these plans. If you pick up a copy of FSBuild2.2, you can go through some very rigorous flight planning from downloading daily NATs (North Atlantic Tracks for flying from America to Europe), finding / entering preferred routes (usually found on sites like www.simroutes.com), calculating your fuel burn, best possible flight levels, step climbs, V speeds, etc. etc. Not all of the data it produces is 100% accurate (I find that it doesn't give enough fuel), but that can be remedied by hand as well.

For calculating V-Speeds, you can either look up the aircraft data online, or go the lazy-man's route and buy an addon aircraft with an FMC 😉 .

For pulling together your fuel calculations, there are plenty of step-by-step guides out there. The one from the Precision Manuals website (in the 747 manual) is superb, and gets you through all of the basics of factoring in wind conditions, alternate airports, minimum landing fuel, reserves, etc.

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