[jhb_airlines] Re: B350

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:41:49 +0100

As Gerry mentioned in his post a few days ago quite a lot of turoboprops
produce too much thrust even when throttled right back. Condition levers
don't affect prop thrust - just engine thrust - so they are not responsible.

Taxying in a turboprop leads to two different options for a pilot. Some will
counteract the excess thrust with constant braking. This is the lazy mans
approach as it is costly (brake pads are horribly expensive) and you
overheat the brakes by doing so which would affect stopping distance on an
aborted take off.

The better way to keep speed down during taxy is to move the power levers
back to the zero thrust detent from time to time or even back into reverse
slightly. If you think that's awkward in FS it's worse in real life because
you have to keep lifting the levers over the detent to get them into beta.

The worst aircraft for this (in my limited experience) was the Rockwell
Commander 690. At idle it would accelerate quite quickly - you would be over
20kts in a second or two. If you lifted the levers into beta the reverse
thrust was equally powerful and it would bring you to a halt just as
quickly. Taxying was a constant juggling match. By comparison the Twin Otter
was much more well behaved - not that I'm saying I handled one ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER
Sent: 22 August 2008 12:17
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: B350


Many thanks to you and others for advice, Making my flight experiance more 

I still do not think the condition lever are doing their job, could be I am 
still on high idle, as evident with the high taxi speed.

I have a payware Dash 8 for FS9, and bringing the levers down makes a 
difference, taxi speed is controllable with throttles only, on the ident the

Dash stops without brakes.

Will have a look through the AC config file and see if I can spot it.

Frank F
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:33 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: B350

> Looking better. If you can keep fuel burn down to those figures it should
> give you a 6.1hr endurance which is roughly a 1500nm range.
> bones
> bones@xxxxxxx
> http://woodair.net
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> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER
> Sent: 21 August 2008 21:55
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> Subject: [jhb_airlines] B350
> FSX + IVAO and online WX.
> Startup 18.47 Fuel 533G 6 onboard WX 180/10 Q1015
> Distance 345nm ETE 01:23
> Shutdown at 20:30 Fuel remain 381
> Trip time 01:43 block to block
> Fuel used 152G (a 15kt headwind all the way)
> Climb power 1600/torque 80/FF 4.7
> Cruise power 1400/torque 64/FF3.1
> With CAVOK or tailwind, willhave improvedthe above.
> Compared to
> FS9 offline CAVOK
> Trip time 01:37  fuel used 160G.
> climb power 1600/torque 90/FF4.8
> Cruise power 1400/torque 70/FF3.5
> Note: for power levers on 1400, they are on the bottom Ident, not tried
> pulling right down to feather
> Idle levers on low for TO and cruise and descent, on high for landing
> Many thanks for instruction and advise, much appreciated, results will be
> logged.
> Will now go for the long trip 800-1000nm, and see how the fuel burn stacks
> up.
> Frank F.
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