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mike_espo
03-09-2004, 04:06 PM
I fly the zero alot. I know she had great range, but during combat maneuvers fuel is used up in great quantities. I noticed that not much fuel is burned in the zero, even after 5+ min at full throttle 120% mix. I usually fly with half a tank. I was wondering if this is modelled. I only noticed fuel consuption modelled accuately in the bf 109s.

thanks

mike_espo
03-09-2004, 04:06 PM
I fly the zero alot. I know she had great range, but during combat maneuvers fuel is used up in great quantities. I noticed that not much fuel is burned in the zero, even after 5+ min at full throttle 120% mix. I usually fly with half a tank. I was wondering if this is modelled. I only noticed fuel consuption modelled accuately in the bf 109s.

thanks

DamienW
03-09-2004, 05:00 PM
Not all aircraft thave the same range. The 109 was well known for its low fuel loadout, so it goes down fast whereas, if i remember correctly, the zero is supposed to have a much longer range, and therefore much more fuel, and therefore won't have its gauge going down as fast.

For running out of fuel in many other A/C, i can tell you fuel consuption is modeled in FB alright.

Note : a common mistake on planes like the He-111 and Bf-110 is to read their fuel gague as "%", and then wonder why ithe gague is still full at 25% fuel : the reason is that, if you pay a closer look, you'll see the gauge is in fact graduated in litres, meaning that full gague = 1000L, i.e. much less than what the plane can carry. Therefore, even at 50% or 25% fuel, you have more than 1000L and your gague "seems" full.

Thrawn888
03-09-2004, 05:58 PM
the gauges are there to 'let u know' ur getting low on gas i guess when i fly 111 its usually on 25% since even if it has fuel leaks all over it can get ya back assuming the engines are not damaged.

and yes the 109 is definatly very horrible on gas

xTHRUDx
03-09-2004, 07:07 PM
try watching the spit fuel guage, i thinks it's broken

sobolan
03-09-2004, 08:59 PM
The Zero is japanesehttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The Honda also...both get GREAT mileagehttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Serious.
Because of its light construction it did not use a huge engine, "in displacement" speaking thus it got very low fuel consumption in terms of fighter engines.
With full tanks and sometimes with the drop tank they were able to travel huge distances in Pacific, apearing over the allies when they were thinking that an air atack is impossible due to land bases being too far away or no carrier arround. Until they learned the planes, the americans thought that the japanese were using a hidden carrier for those Zeros.
Bf-109 would be the only plane which when I will fly it in a DF server I will take 75% fuel...the rest 25, rarely 50 (when flying very solid bombers, to not care about fuel tank holes)

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~socrate/b17.jpg

Fillmore
03-09-2004, 09:05 PM
Hmm, I forget who, but at simhq someone posted a bunch of tests and the 109 was actually the worse moddeled, it used way too much fuel at economy settings, while most planes used a bit too little and only a couple that he tested used the right amount.

WUAF_Badsight
03-09-2004, 09:33 PM
can you find a link to that test

that would be VERY handy to have ....... i have never seen a proper fuel consumption test done here yet

Fillmore
03-10-2004, 12:39 AM
It's fairly old, like 1.11 or something.

http://www.simhq.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=98;t=006458