[jhb_airlines] Re: B350

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 19:48:31 +0100

It's NOT a mixture lever Frank. Mixture levers only exist on pistons. It's a
Condition lever and it's not got anything to do with fuel flow. It only has
High Idle (used for reverse thrust) Low Idle (used for everything else) and
Cut Off positions. You can waggle it about all you want in flight but it
won't do anything.

Fuel flow on a turboprop is automatically metered and controlled by Power
and Prop levers settings. If you are burning too much fuel it's because you
are using the wrong Power or Prop values. 

As I've said before a turboprop is a JET engine and it works exactly the
same way. Jets don't have mixture either.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER
Sent: 18 August 2008 19:22
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: B350

This is why I am altering the FSC database to suit.

The B350 has 3 sets of levers all Black

My physical layout is the Saitek Yoke with twin throttles, 3 levers on 
each(Black Blue and Red)

The mixture lever(Red) alters the fuel flow not by much but is around 5, I 
alter the power and condition levers to keep under the red line at about 
75%. Closing the Mixture lever completely, cuts the engines.

I bring the mix control down during the climb to 25% at FL100

Max climb is about 160, and cruise 210, totally different to the FSC 
database. With a tail wind, this will go up to about 230, at FL150.

FSC bases it flight time and distance according to it's database which to my

mind is not accurate.Someone needs to do some research.

I have yet to find an FS aircraft that performs to stated spec.As far as FSC

is concerned anyway.

Even in formation, I have to max the power to match other online flyers. But

that is another issue.

The other issue I have to sort out is the v.high taxi speed, but I think 
this is something to do with the condition lever, normally keeping the speed

down with the brakes and also steering with the brakes.

I like the aircraft, but do need to learn how to use it to best advantage.

Frank F

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 5:01 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: B350

> FSC has the distance a bit wrong - it's just 801nm direct. It's got the
> range totally wrong too - a King Air can't stay up for 16 hours 
> (4100/250).
> Just over 1000nm with no reserves would be a better figure.
> The King Air doesn't have a mixture control (no turboprops do). They have
> Power, Prop and Condition levers so I can't guess what levers you are
> referring to. Fuel flow rate is determined by the power and prop settings 
> so
> you may need to check these to stop drinking too much of the stuff -props
> need only be around 1700-1900. The condition levers only have High Idle, 
> Low
> Idle and Cutoff positions and you never touch these after engines are
> started.
> bones
> bones@xxxxxxx
> http://woodair.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER
> Sent: 18 August 2008 16:35
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] B350
> Beech King Air 350.
> Currently doing a run from EGNS-BIRK
> FSC states distance 881nm 2:52mins at cruise speed 512kts.
> Am set with Mixture at 25%, condition at 75% power 75%.
> KIAS on FSX 260kts.
> 220 nm short of ING, now right turn 90 for Vagar to refuel as down to 100G
> from 425G
> I am in the proces of realtering the aircraft database in FSC to reflect 
> to
> the true air speed I am attaining, this should give me a truer flight 
> time.
> FSC aircraft database  gives a range of 4100nm, no way, with full tanks
> should I have to divert, am I doing something wrong??
> Or should Ibe flying something with a higher range.
> Frank F
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG - http://www.avg.com
> Version: 8.0.138 / Virus Database: 270.6.5/1618 - Release Date: 18/08/2008

> 06:51

Other related posts: