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XyZspineZyX
08-07-2003, 10:55 AM
With 100% fuel on a Bf109k-4 (or any propeller plane), how much time can you stay in flight before running out of fuel? I notice that my fuel gauge never goes down. (Unlimited fuel in the difficulty screen is off)

XyZspineZyX
08-07-2003, 10:55 AM
With 100% fuel on a Bf109k-4 (or any propeller plane), how much time can you stay in flight before running out of fuel? I notice that my fuel gauge never goes down. (Unlimited fuel in the difficulty screen is off)

XyZspineZyX
08-07-2003, 11:00 AM
How patient are you? How long have you been flying for? Believe me fuel in German planes drop faster than Russian, but of course it takes time.





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XyZspineZyX
08-07-2003, 11:02 AM
I flew for about 25 minutes and the gauge did not change one bit. How long does it take for the fuel to start going down?

XyZspineZyX
08-07-2003, 11:07 AM
Well, I mostly fly on Rusian planes and I often set fuel to 50% - for less weight (faster climbing & flying). In most cases I don't need it more (somebody shot me down /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif or I shot bandit /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif ) But sometimes I run out of fuel (mostly above the sea and land is far away ... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )

XyZspineZyX
08-07-2003, 11:07 AM
I`ve never tested but online if I take a Jerry plane and 25% fuel, it`ll last about 10-15mins . So 4 x 15 =? and you`ll get yer answer on average.

And no, I`m not gonna calculate it for you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif





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Tully__
08-07-2003, 02:37 PM
The fuel guages show the last (approx) 300 litres in the tank. If you start with full tanks, in some aircraft you may have more than 700 litres, so the fuel guage will continue to show full for a very long time. Once your remaining fuel drops below 300l, the guage will move down.

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