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MSFS Library ticket 'Endurance' figure (you know - the brief description that appears in the Hanger)

DragonflightDesign

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So I've been sucked into this world to fix a problem. In this particular case almost all of the parameters on the 'library card' were wrong, but I tracked most of them down to the aircraft.cfg and the flight_model.cfg file. The one I can't find is the 'Endurance' figure - it's currently set at a ridiculous 28 hours. Does MSFS calculate this somehow and if so, from what? I've looked through all of the .cfg files and there's no obvious answer.
 

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I believe endurance is intended to inform how long a pilot can expect to fly. I can say that the figure does change between user vehicles and I believe the sim calculates it based off of cruise speed, fuel load and possibly weather, as well.
 

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Jeez... this one would be out of fuel long before then. Seventeen hours is its maximum range. Although I didn't originate this project, the fuel load and fuel burn in the .cfg files are correct for those seventeen hours.

Thanks Rick.
 

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I believe this is the value you want to change, that "-1" is the default and MSFS will insert it's own value, but otherwise display any value set. I've never futzed with it.

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I'll give that a try. Thank you.

Edit: yep, that was it. Whoever did the cfg file calculated a no-load, from-full-to-the-very-last-drop range. Oh, no aircrew either. That was the only way I could get the numbers to give me 28 hours from max fuel vs fuel burn.
 
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