**For SIM use only! Do this in real life, and you’ll send a cylinder out of the cowl (no more engine) **
Here’s a method that I used when flying the C172 around the world (Felt bored) ( Just in IF sadly). I was trying to replicate J.P Schulze and Louis Cole’s world flight that they completed a few years back in a Cessna 210 (Rego: N210EU).
Only, I didn’t have a high power turbocharged aircraft with auxiliary tanks and an endurance of 14 hour endurance! So I used what the sim’s most suitable aircraft, the C172 (can’t land a Cirrus without ground looping🤣). With a pretty average 5 hour endurance (running rich) and 105kt TAS, I had to stick to an extremely low mixture strength. Here’s how I went about it.
I set the mixture back to 63% (don’t do that in real life😬) and kept the throttle at 83% (normalish for this aircraft type)
This gave me a fuel consumption rate of 7.1 (United States gallons (USG) per hour or 27 LTRs per hour (an approx 7.4 hour max endurance), which meant on a bad day traveling at 95kts I could achieve a range of 703nm and on a good day (135kts) 999nm at a maximum, which sadly meant that I couldn’t fly from KLAX to PHNL like they did in the actual circumnavigation. so my next best bet was PADK to PMDY which was still to far (1043nm)
So I ended up just going through Russia back to AUS.
Hope yalls enjoyed!✈️
(Ignore the spelling mistakes😆)