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Hello Everyone, 

I was recently browsing aircraft sales listings and came across a beautiful 737-300 that was in an executive config. After browsing through the specs, I had noticed that the aircraft had been modified with PATS auxilary fuel systems to give the aircraft 8 hour range for long haul flights. I was curious on whether or not this could be something that IXEG could simulate? I am a huge business aircraft fan and being able to take the IXEG on long range hops would be amazing.

https://www.controller.com/listing/for-sale/195814593/1987-boeing-737-300-jet-aircraft

https://www.aloftaeroarchitects.com/products/auxiliary-fuel-sytems

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Well - I would never say never - it may be as easy as changing some numbers (if there is no additional instrumentation/switches installed).

However, looking at the specs for the NG, it only extends range by 45 minutes flying time. Whoop de doop. At the cost of 700kgs payload. I am not sure that is a great deal...

The 737-300 normally cruises at 420 knots and uses roughly 2400 kgs/hour. It can carry (standard config) about 16.000kgs of fuel, so with an hour of reserve and about 1600kgs to get you to altitude this will take you about 2300 NMs (6 hour flight).

Another 2400kgs (as per the specs) will make that 2700 NMs (7 hour flight).

I will add this as a feature request, but notice that you can always "emulate" this feature by simply refilling another 2400kgs during mid-flight ;-)

Cheers, Jan

 

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7 hours ago, Litjan said:

Well - I would never say never - it may be as easy as changing some numbers (if there is no additional instrumentation/switches installed).

However, looking at the specs for the NG, it only extends range by 45 minutes flying time. Whoop de doop. At the cost of 700kgs payload. I am not sure that is a great deal...

The 737-300 normally cruises at 420 knots and uses roughly 2400 kgs/hour. It can carry (standard config) about 16.000kgs of fuel, so with an hour of reserve and about 1600kgs to get you to altitude this will take you about 2300 NMs (6 hour flight).

Another 2400kgs (as per the specs) will make that 2700 NMs (7 hour flight).

I will add this as a feature request, but notice that you can always "emulate" this feature by simply refilling another 2400kgs during mid-flight ;-)

Cheers, Jan

 

I would figure it would be as easy as switching some numbers around. I'll play around with it and see what happens if i can emulate it.

 

Thanks so much for the help,

Ben

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6 hours ago, gamingfunable said:

I would figure it would be as easy as switching some numbers around. I'll play around with it and see what happens if i can emulate it.

 

Thanks so much for the help,

Ben

You could even try to increase the value for the center tank in planemaker...but I would need to check if we don´t limit the maximum fuel you can take to 16.100kgs in our custom scripts. Let me know how it goes!

Cheers, Jan

 

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11 hours ago, Litjan said:

You could even try to increase the value for the center tank in planemaker...but I would need to check if we don´t limit the maximum fuel you can take to 16.100kgs in our custom scripts. Let me know how it goes!

Cheers, Jan

 

Sadly I believe the max fuel is limited via a custom script rather than plane maker. I tried to modify it via plane maker and was unsuccessful. I love the IXEG and will still get many corporate flights in with it with the stock fuel capacity. Maybe in the future we could have a mod that allows for more fuel in the tanks ;)

 

Thank you for the fantastic aircraft, 

 

Ben 

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