Hi, i had a little question. By the way, this not bothering me. Its jus curiosity.
The flights in IF Global are shoter than real life, for example, i made flight between Mggt to Kiah in just 2 hours, when in real life i remember took us 3:30 hours.
The same from MSPL to Kiad. In IF took me 3:39 hours but in real life takes 4:30
And its not an issue product of the overspeed, i never fly in overspeed.
I just want to know if this is the thing called Time Multiplier? Thanks a lot,
Depends on a whole lot of things, did you fly the exact same route with the SID and STARs or did you fly a more direct route? Did you climb and descend at the same rate as the real one? Did ATC put you in a holding pattern? Weight and balance of aircraft? Weather conditions ETC, lots of different factors add up, though I agree most of flights that I have done are a little shorter than its real life flights.
Check out the Tittorials on SID (Standard Inistriment Departure ) and on STAR (Standard Terminal Arrival Routing) charts. These tell you which direction, height and speeds you need to take on departure and arrival at airports.
Yes , i search for it, and its 0.78 and i fly at 0.85 to 0.87. Obviously this is the max operating speed, but not the Cruise speed. As you say its 0.79. I will try
To make one whit this numbers, and then, we will see.
Also. In real life the time listed for flights are what they call “Block time”. Time is taken from when the blocks are removed before pushback and when they’re put back in place at your destination. This time will always be longer then your actual flight time. So with you spawning in, adjusting weight, firing up the engines, skipping a pushback, taxing directly to the closest runway and then taking off immediately. Then once in the air you’re flying faster then what they do in real life. Your approach speed is faster then real life, you land and then taxi to the first gate you see.
In real life they take off the blocks. You might wait a minute or two to push back because of ATC instructions. Once back. It’s engines start, check your speed brakes, rudder, alerions, etc. Then flaps are set. Then you wait for ATC to clear you to taxi. The actually route taken to the runway might be a bit longer then what you do in IF. The FP might not be direct either which makes the distance longer. Speeds are slower then what you fly in IF. Once landing your raxi is longer because you need to go to a certain gate, not the first available stopping point.
Don’t forget that airline times refer to departure time (often gate to gate) and ATC in infinite flight often allows you to take the most direct approach into an airport (no holding patterns or special approach paths).
Every plane flies at a different Mach#. Every plane is more fuel efferent at different Mach#. The Mach# shouldn’t be the only thing you look at when flying. You need to adjust speed based on a lot of things. Like your N1. It’s not realistic to have your N1 at 108% just because you need to have Mach .82. You might find you have a faster Ground Speed (which is the main speed your should be looking at) by lowering down to Mach .81. Which will lower your N1% down to a normal 75-80%. Which will also save fuel. And then toss in the altitude. When you the plane is heavy, like for a long flight, you will fly faster, with a lower Mach number and a lower N1% at FL3300 then you will at FL390. Once you’ve burned off some of the fuel. Then climb up to your FL390.
Winds have a lot to do with it as well. If you have a nice tail wind then lower your Mach#. It will save you some fuel by lowering your N1%. But with a tail wind your GS will be higher even though the Mach# is lower.