I have done some looking since I heard that the ranges in IF are a bit off from the ranges IRL, I can’t find a thread about this, but was wondering if there was anything that may help like a chart, or google doc? If not are they similar enough to make reliable predictions based on IRL data?
What? You mean ranges IRL vs. IF?
Thanks for pointing that out🙃
Yep, no problem.
I’m not too sure if there is a spreadsheet or anything. I think Google is probably your best friend.
Ranges in Infinite Flight are very accurate. However, in real life you need to have contingency fuel and even more. In the real world you need to be able to divert to another airport and have an hour of fuel remaining.
Keep in mind, you don’t have to account for passengers and cargo, if you are going for range and don’t bring any passengers, you can easily fly even further.
While I am sure that the data isn’t 100% accurate, a large part of the testing for global was for ensuring fuel burn was as accurate as possible.
Aircraft endurance has been pretty accurate from what I can tell through all the flights I’ve done. Proper planning will keep you safe.
I don’t know… I’ve been having a problem. The 777-200LR burns more fuel and has shorter range than the 200ER, the LR is basically the -200ER but with drag reducing wingtips and larger fuel tanks, so physics should prove that the 777-200LR has a longer range than the ER, which it does in real life but not in IF. The E175 also can only fly 2/3s its real range. I can’t fly the PDX-MKE route. And it also has the same fuel burn as the 170, which is smaller meaning less weight meaning less fuel burn.
Did you fly both 772 LR and ER in the same conditions? Otherwise the range will differ of course
Ranges can be relative. My assumption is, range varies according to load and high altitude winds. Range is the distance covered by an aircraft when it has full tanks.
Higher headwinds = more fuel burn per hour(lower ground speed)
High tailwinds = Less Fuel burnt per hour( higher ground speed)
Heavy load = More fuel burnt
Lighter load = less fuel burnt.
Lighter aircraft in tailwinds would therefore have a ‘bigger’ range than aircraft that are heavy and within headwinds.
Check out this spreadsheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5RKCtISVyuUbDd6ZjZCN3BPc0k/view
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen somewhere a better one with all aircrafts and their range but I can’t find it right now
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