Hello everyone, I was just wondering how much fuel is needed in the 787-9 to make KJFK-YSSY.
Honestly I have no flippin’ idea so maybe just do all 19:30 worth of fuel.
Besides u can dump when u get close to JFK.
Edit:can the 787 make that flight at all?
I would go full like they did in real life as you may get some unexpected head winds and run out, make sure you get rid of all the cargo and only take a few passengers.
The real flight only had like 40 passengers
Suggest that you use fpltoif.com to help plan your flight. Not only does it help with your flight plan and put into a format that you can copy direct into Infinite Flight, but also tells you how much fuel to load and when you should step climb.
Here is a screenshot of the FPLtoIF.com plan of this flight
Currently in the middle of that flight RN. Max it out. Fuel amount is tough for this one.
I’m running with over 200 passengers however.
Tbh put max fuel and no cargo, pass etc. Always step climb or else you won’t make it to your destination.
Well that will make it difficult. The IRL test flight carried only 49 passengers.
Also the IRL flight started at FL340, then went to FL360, 380, 400 and FL420 before landing in Sydney
Here’s a link for the article so far that has explained this in very detail about the flight.
When my group flew Project Sunrise, we put full fuel, 50 passengers and a few thousand pounds of cargo. Stepclimbed from 340 to 400 and made it to Sydney with 5% fuel remaining.
I made NZAA-EGLL once. I actually stayed at 330 then 370. Make sure to set flaps 5 in cruise though, that saves a bit of fuel.
I use that
In real life, the Qantas sunrise project uses 19 hours and 30 minutes of fuel, to be safe I’d just put 20 hours in and start the flight.
Please never suggest flaps at cruise. You wouldn’t have flaps if you did that.
the real 787 does use flaps during cruise though (not in the normal way)
uses minimal flaps 1.5-3° essentially just making the wing have more surface area and slightly more lift. If you’re gonna suggest something in the future that sounds crazy do some research and back it up with facts 🙂🙂🙂👍
Someone definitely made a post about this before. Tosimulate in IF you need to use flaps 5 cuz flaps 1 is leading edge only
Instead of using flaps during cruise, you might as well use trim instead.
I don’t think trim makes any difference in IF (given it just offsets the elevator input)