flight marked as cheat

Please report Bugs and Problems here

Moderator: FSAirlines Staff

Posts: 488
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:03 pm

flight marked as cheat

Post by vaccaro » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:51 pm

Flight Report

This flight has been marked as possibly cheated!
Please report to the admins immediately if this is wrong
Pilot in Command Pilot ID Date
Arslan Turegun MER1 Feb 16 2008, 09:39

Flightnr. Virtual Airline Max simrate used
CARGO Air Mermaid 8

A/C Type Registration PAX
A124 6Y-SAW 0

Departure Planned arrival Arrival Distance Duration Block Fuel
EGCC \ 07:17 MKJP MKJP \ 15:41 3997nm 08:24 (8.4h) 44970 kg

Rating Critique
95% Speed exceeded 250kts below FL100


Income from tickets: PAX (0) x Ticketprice (500v$) 0v$
Fuel costs: Fuelprice (1.14v$) x 1.234 x Fuel bought (120000kg ) -168.811v$
Crew & catering costs: 0v$
Cargo income: 0.04v$/100nm x Distance (3997nm) x Cargo (118800kg ) 208.366v$
Bonus 0v$
Pilot salary: Airline Income x Pilot salary percentage -11.866v$

Gross profit: 27.689v$
x Multiplier (400) 11.075.600v$

Client: v0.6.9b

I don't know whats wrong with it.

If it is the fuel issue I can't help as there is only one AN124 model and it burns like this.

User avatar
FSAirlines Developer
Posts: 2612
Joined: Tue May 16, 2006 5:46 am
Location: KSFO

Post by joefremont » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:27 pm

I think its a problem with the original model because flights by several users have tripped the fuel cheat formula. I did a test flight with it and did what was supposed to be a maximum range flight and only used up about half the fuel on board. I would suggest updating the fuel_flow_scalar to get more releastic results.
I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands.

Posts: 488
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:03 pm

Post by vaccaro » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:15 pm

Well, I only can paint a/c.
I have no idea how to adjust that fuel_flow_scalar and also I don't know what the values should be.

Would you mind giving me correct values :)


User avatar
FSAirlines DB Admin
Posts: 1439
Joined: Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:23 pm
Location: UK

Post by Quantum » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:34 pm


You will find a lot of developers don't bother trying to get fuel burns to the correct figure so some aircraft will use too much fuel and some will use too little. You can work out a rough fuel burn for the aircraft by working out the flight hours for the stated range of the aircraft and then dividing the fuel capacity by the flight hours. Once you have worked that out you can determine how far off your aircraft is performing and then make an adjustment to the fuel scalar to increase the amount of fuel burned to a realistic figure.

In the aircraft folder you will find an aircraft.cfg file which you can edit with notepad. This lists all the repaints etc as well as performance data and other stuff for the aircraft. The section you want is this one (as an example) :-

[GeneralEngineData] <<<<<< In this section

//0=Piston, 1=Jet, 2=None, 3=Helo-Turbine, 4=Rocket, 5=Turboprop
engine_type = 1
fuel_flow_scalar = 0.850 <<<<<< adjust this figure
engine.0 =12.000, -22.000, -0.667 // 6.000, -13.000, -0.500
engine.1 =15.000, -13.200, -0.200 // 6.000, 13.000, -0.500
engine.2 =15.000, 13.200, -0.200 // 3.000, -21.000, -0.667
engine.3 =12.000, 22.000, -0.667 // 3.000, 21.000, -0.667

Most aircraft will have the fuel scalar at 1.0 as a start point. Adjust the value up/down as required to get correct fuel burn. Increasing value will increase burn. After you make an adjustment save and exit and then try it. Best to change to another aircraft and back again between edits so that FS loads the amended aircraft.cfg file. At CBFS we do quite a bit of testing to make sure our fuel useage is as close to the 'book' figures as possible.

Hope that helps.


CEO - Classic British Flight Services
Classic aircraft on Classic routes

Posts: 488
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:03 pm

Post by vaccaro » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:01 am

Thanx a lot.
I will try it tomorrow (well, actually it is tomorrow here but I need some sleep :p)

Posts: 488
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:03 pm

Post by vaccaro » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:32 am

I have tested it, seems like it burns more now.
Now, the question is.
Where do we get the correct data for a certain a/c?
One more question.
I usually calculate (rough calculation) my fuel for jet a/c like this.
Depending on the type 1.5 or 2 tonnes/hour each engine. Plus 1 to 1.5 hour for taxi/hold (no divert in flynet case).
How you guys do it?