[jhb_airlines] Re: Performance Query

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 18:41:08 +0100

Thanks for the lead. I'll bet you used to pull the wings off insects, when you were a lad.
Tried the various dodges but have now given up, with a headache.

Gerry Winskill

Mike Brook wrote:

Gerry -

My knowledge of RPN goes back to the dim and distant days of early HP
scientific calculators (late 1960's) so is VERY hazy <g>.  Maybe the
following site would help you in getting the logic sorted out:


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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Performance Query

Bones, It struck me I might be able to get around the comma problem, when using both the Vspeed gauge and your weight gauge. In the case of Vspeed, a version has to be created for each individual aircraft, by editing the source file and inserting the high and low takeoff weights to be covered, together with their Vnumbers at the flap settings permitted for takeoff config. No problem there. It considers actual Ramp Weight and signifies an over load, when present. That's the current problem with the Q400. The warning could be ignored but the calculated V numbers are daft, having been based on the comma'd weight. Now, if I include a factor of 1000 in the calculation, that might restore sanity.

The existing line is
(A:TOTAL WEIGHT,pound) (L:VSPEED_LOW_WEIGHT,number) - * +

If I want to multiply the TOTAL WEIGHT by 1000, what's the syntax?

Gerry Winskill

Gerry Winskill wrote:

I've spent the day, well most of it, modifying Rob

Barendregt's Vspeed

gauge, to suit my normal CA aircraft. Once his instructions are
decyphered it's not too difficult.
The sticking point at the moment is that next in the queue

is the Q400

and I haven't any real life data for it.
What I'm looking for is the Vnumber data for lowest and

highest take

off weights, at the normal flap settings used. The

Bombardier website

doesn't have it. Anyone able to suggest a site where I

might find it?

The gauge is useful in that it also provides the speed

calls, filling

the empty second seat gap.

Gerry Winskill

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