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Ford 4AT weight not correct

Post by FstSgt » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:31 pm

The Ford 4AT i purchased has the wrong weight. wondering if anybody would fix this
This si what the aircraft file shows here at FSAirlines
Dry Operating Weight 7840 kg
Max Zero Fuel Weight 10130 kg
Max Take Off Weight 13500 kg
This is what Wiki Shows
Empty weight: 7,840 lb (3,560 kg)
Loaded weight: 10,130 lb (4,590 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 13,500 lb (6,120 kg
Not too hard to see someone just made a mistake but i can get no help on this. I submitted a support request on the 9th but closed it out two days ago thinking it had been . It wasn't. does anybody care to help?
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Post by FstSgt » Wed May 01, 2013 5:40 pm

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Re: FORD 4AT NEEDS WEIGHT FIXED PLEASE PLEASE

Post by MMattyK » Thu May 02, 2013 1:50 pm

Stupid question,
but have you tried changing the data yourself in the aircraft database area?
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Re: Ford 4AT weight not correct

Post by FstSgt » Mon May 06, 2013 6:05 am

Yes sir i tried to edit the aircraft file it said submitted. still nothing. no change. nothing fixed.

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Re: Ford 4AT weight not correct

Post by MMattyK » Mon May 06, 2013 8:59 am

I tried to do some research as generally, unless all the data fields are filled with reliable, referenced, and reputeable data, the information in the database isn't updated/corrected.
The data in the Wiki is for the Ford 5AT, but one of the references in the Wiki did give some Ford 4AT data http://www.fordtri-motor.com/pdf/Trimotorx3WEB2.pdf which could be of some use.
Apparently the FAA has licensed some of the 4AT to continue flying, so you may be able to obtain the required information from them, and resubmit the data.
I know it may take sometime to locate the required information but it's trying to keep the aircraft types realistic.
Another possible source for data may be Ford itself... they may have a historical society that can help with the information...
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Re: Ford 4AT weight not correct

Post by FstSgt » Tue May 07, 2013 4:21 am

Well the stats listed were for a ford 4AT and what i had purchased was a Ford 4AT, I know they made a 5AT but we are not talking about it. Really it's of no big issue anymore. After flying for and being a CEO for Airjet Atlantic for more than a Year doing almost every flight that was done i have left that airline searching for a new airline to fly for. such is life

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Re: Ford 4AT weight not correct

Post by MMattyK » Tue May 07, 2013 4:42 pm

My bad in that case, but the flight global archive is also a great resource for getting aircraft data http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/ and this may help with the arguments for the weights...http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/ ... Ford%20tri
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Re: Ford 4AT weight not correct

Post by alasizon » Wed May 08, 2013 5:30 am

The weights have been corrected
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Re: Ford 4AT weight not correct

Post by MMattyK » Wed May 08, 2013 8:03 am

Thanks for doing that buddy... hopefully the originator will be a little happier now :)

I did locate the TSDS for the type which can be found here http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guida ... t?OpenPage
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Re: Ford 4AT weight not correct

Post by FstSgt » Thu May 16, 2013 10:31 am

Yes Sir i appreciate it. Perhaps one day i will start another airline but i am almost 60 years old. dont see me doing that.

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Re: Ford 4AT weight not correct

Post by MMattyK » Sat May 18, 2013 8:31 pm

Hey buddy :)

I'm not that far behind you in years, so don't give up on us yet... if you enjoy it, keep doing it :D
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