Attention Antonov AN-124 & AN-225 Operators

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Attention Antonov AN-124 & AN-225 Operators

Post by joefremont » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:16 pm

The available Antonov AN-124 and AN-225 aircraft models do not compute there fuel usage properly and are often getting flagged by the system as possible fuel cheats. With the help of TJ Baughn of the 'Front Line Dirty Dozen' we worked out a solution for this. If you are using this aircraft please open the 'Aircraft.cfg' file in the folder containing this aircraft in your flight simulator installation and find this line:

fuel_flow_scalar=1.0

It may have a slightly different number after the '=' but change the 1.0 to 1.711, if its not at that value or higher already. If you do not do this you risk having your flights marked as cheats, the reputation of your airline ruined and probably forced into bankruptcy.

Thanks for your attention.
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Re: Attention Antonov AN-124 & AN-225 Operators

Post by joefremont » Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:09 pm

A lot of pilots are complaining about getting 'wrong aircraft' for the AN-225. This is because the available freeware AN-225 is very inaccurate in its data and I really don't know why anyone would want to use it, but they do.

The normal reason the aircraft is going to be rejected by the client is the weights are wrong in the aircraft.cfg file. You may wan't to try these numbers.

[WEIGHT_AND_BALANCE]
max_gross_weight = 1322275 // (pounds)
empty_weight = 550000
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Re: Attention Antonov AN-124 & AN-225 Operators

Post by joefremont » Wed Aug 24, 2022 3:42 pm

Pilots should note

AN-124
Range with maximum payload: 2000 nm
Range with maximum fuel: 7,600 nm

AN-225
Range with maximum payload: 2174 nm
Range with maximum fuel: 8,300 nm

This is from wikipedia, so be aware of that when you load up your Antonov's with maximum payload.

More than one pilot commented to me that 'how can they carry that 100,000 kg package around the world when the range max payload on there 124 was only 2,000 nm' which my answer was it does not need to be a non stop flight, plan on making stops to refuel.
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