[jhb_airlines] Re: Weight Poser

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 18:10:32 +0100

No problem. Just give me your empty weight your Max Gross Weight and your
payload.. <g>

bones

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 23 July 2005 12:22
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Weight Poser


Got rid of 12 lbs, in last couple of months. Can the gauge be modified
to fit me?

Gerry Winskill
gwinsk@xxxxxxx


Tom Smith wrote:

> go on a diet
> Tom
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
> To: "JHB AIRLINES" <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005 10:21 AM
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Weight Poser
>
>
>> Having installed the Bones Weight gauge in the Dash 8 Q400, I was
>> surprised to find it overweight by about the same amount as its empty
>> weight. A closer look showed the panel displaying max allowable all
>> up weight as 64 lbs! The gauge works perfectly in all other aircraft.
>> A check on the Aircraft.cfg file showed
>>
>> max_gross_weight=64,500                       // (pounds)
>> empty_weight=37,888                           // (pounds)
>>
>> A check on other aircraft's aircraft.cfg showed they didn't utilise
>> the comma, to identify the ooo break. I illiminated the commas,
>> reloaded and the weight gauge now gave sensible readouts.
>> Feeling quite smug, I took off from Belfast City......well, not
>> quite. It wouldn't accelerate past 59kias, in the runway available.
>> Reloading the a/c made no difference. Substituting for another a/c,
>> in a saved in-flight situation, saw it rapidly slow to below stall
>> speed, on max thrust.
>>
>> Back to the aircraft.cfg. Re insert the commas. Aircraft now performs
>> as it should.
>>
>> Any bright ideas?
>>
>> Gerry Winskill
>> gwinsk@xxxxxxx
>>
>>
>>
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