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  1. I come back to an earlier post. The fuel planner uses a model for checked baggage that calculates an average of 25 kg per head in the cargo bay. It works with all the models, except the A320. There the maximum baggage that a passenger could check on average is only about 16,7 kgs Iif one exceeds that number, the maximum landing weight becomes to big if the plane is full with the max number of pax. The maximum cargo before exceeding the maximum landing weight, according to the model in the fuelplanner is A 318 26.6 kgs A319 36,4 kgs A321 27,6 kgs So these planes would have room for some additional cargo. With due respect, I find it peculiar, that the A320 should have such a small capacity for cargo (i.e. mostly checked baggage).
  2. Did more testing, results are consistent. A319 EKCH-LSGG; Flightplan FSC, imported from file (without SID/STAR). Same result. first OTP rises and then begins to decline towards the TOD, Funny: I had to change the RW for landing and the approach, so the flight turned out to be longer. The OPT FL rose again to then decline towards the TOD. Next flight A320 LEMD-LSGG. Flightplan entered manually. Same result
  3. The flightplan comes from FSC, not entered manually. The OPT drops further during the flight. @ TOD it was something like 253. It seems odd, since OPT should rise instead of fall with fuel burn. It does btw with long haul planes (PMDG). I always create the flightplans the same way. Why do you think that the flightplan coult affect the OPT level?
  4. Flight LSGG - EKCH. Fuel is planned with fuelplanner according to flightplan, Opt FL at beginning of the flight is 370. After some time that changes to 375. ca. 280 mi b4 reaching the destination instead of changing to 380 (what I expected) OPT changes to 352 and then to 332. Tailwind is 40 kt, no unusual weather. Is that a normal behavior?
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    Flight-controls do not work

    I don't have it. I did some testing. I don't have a reproducable error, sorry. The issue happens now and then, I could not detect a pattern. But on the same note. After a flight, I end P3D an restart it to load an airplane asf. Many times, if I use the same model of your Airbus as b4, the plane loads with the "def" panel state (in my case "turn around") but with only external power connected and showing as "available" all the displays are dark. On the issue of the elevators I have also discovered, that after engine start, the controls become available, probably with the hydraulics. With one engine started, sometimes not all controls are available, only later with both engines running they are all working. Sometimes that process is reversed. Right after engine start they all do work, but if you continue in the checklist, one of them (in my case always the elevators) fail to respond. If I check the joystick in P3D, all functions are ok but the commands are not accepted by the Airbus. It seems that a cold start of the computer helps. Testing this is cumbersome, since you have to go through the checklist and preparation to come to that point. Maybe that helps to find a (the) bug. I keep on testing
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    Flight-controls do not work

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    Flight-controls do not work

    Thank you for backing me up flying_David! I just tested the 319 and it works fine. So Mopperle: Which setup are you talking about? Can you help me out on what I maybe have setup wrongly? I am out of my wits, cannot think of anything. But will try testing some more.
  8. I am using A320 V. 1.2.1.0 I go through the checklist after preparing the flight. When I reach the "Flight controls" check, The elevators don't work. The ailerons and the rudder works. I tried to calibrated the joystick, I could, but no effect in the sim. I checked the elevators after engine start and the work then. But when I go through the checklist with APU off etc., the elevators wont move anymore.
  9. Thank you for taking me seriously. I am not a real world pilot of course and always wondered about what real figures for checked baggage were like. I was just annoyed that I was told, cargo does not include checked baggage, while it does in the real world and in your model, as one can see if one does the math. And I did not like the condescending attitude. Thanks for the answer!
  10. Thank you, it was a bit difficult to find the updater, since it's hidden somwhere else than in the post of Mathijs. However this window is still not working.
  11. one thing I found out meanwhile: the max landing weight for the A320 according to specs published on the internet is at least 64,5 t or even 66 t, whereas your fuelplanner sets it to only 63 t. So here is a problem. But obviously noone of the staff is reacting to this anymore (since it's been answered already by friendly Mopperle).
  12. In the model here, an average PAX has a weigth of 84 kgs including carry on and checks 25 kgs of baggage on average, at least that's what the formula produces. Given the weight of 84 kgs, an average PAX could only bring less the 12 kgs of checked baggage so the plane would come up with a legal landing weight. Or to put it differently, the plane upon landing could never have more than 3.792 kgs of fuel left in the tanks. Otherwise the model comes up with an illegal landing weight. That is startling and I wonder if that can be correct. It would mean the margin for checked baggage is very small and additional cargo, even some lightweight mail would be out of the question to have on board.
  13. I posted this topic in the wrong category, and I apologize for that. So here I go again. I tried my first flight with the A320. When I tried to plan the fuel, with a full flight I get an illegal landing weight if I just use the slider for PAX to come up with a cargo weight. In the model here, an average PAX has a weigth of 84 kgs including carry on and checks 25 kgs of baggage on average, at least that's what the formula produces. Given the weight of 84 kgs, an average PAX could only bring less the 12 kgs of checked baggage so the plane would come up with a legal landing weight. Or to put it differently, the plane upon landing could never have more than 3.792 kgs of fuel left in the tanks. Otherwise the model comes up with an illegal landing weight. That is startling and I wonder if that can be correct. It would mean the margin for checked baggage is very small and additional cargo, even some lightweight mail would be out of the question to have on board. That is startling and I wonder if that can be correct. Since I had never any problems like that in the previous (FSX) version of the A320