Hi guys, CaptSupra here, new comer with 5 test flights in “roster”. Let me background my request a bit:
I fly FSEconomy in big group (Release The Krakens). We monitor our fuel burn and would like to know starting fuel and ending fuel. I found LRM few days ago and seems it does fantastic job by caclulating fuel burn.
I’ll give you example from my last flight #1707565. I’m calculating my LRM fuel burn and comparing it to my paper&pen:
Fuel: 822gal->242gal (68knt headwind ouch!)
FSEco: 519 nm
real: 541nm (yep, I overshoot ILS, my bad)
As you see the last numbers are very accurate. But here lies my point!
I have to end my fsecoclient ASAP on the runway (stopping the plane ASAP) to have comparable numbers as LRM stops when I touchdown. FSEco records fuel burn for whole flight, gate to gate. BUT!! I t doesn’t show that in it’s logs! It will tell you how much fuel you have left for 5 seconds after the flight, then the magic number is gone!
Now in order to fix this difference…if there would be manual option for Recording Start & stop? I wouldn’t need paper anymore as I would get all my data from LRM/fshub. I understand the real reason to create this nice sw was to be “automatic” and it does that well. What about having option for us who taxi to/from runway?
Captain Supra, RTK ERJ-145