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Author Topic: [ok] Consider wind speed when calculating payload range limitation  (Read 185 times)

Offline qunow

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Currently, for same aircraft, the payload range restriction always use the same still air range to calculate, and thus the payload restriction would be same on both leg even though the aircraft might need to spend 50% more time on air to complete the headwind leg compared to tailwind for aircrafts like DC3.
Putting wind speed and its effect on required endurance for aircraft on routes could add a bit more realism to the game, as in real life airlines also need to face the problem of payload restriction in headwind leg.
Perhaps it can also prevent abusing 737s in TATLs as 737 NG won't have the leg to cross the ocean with reasonable payload in headwind in real life.
One thing to note about it is that the system would also need to handle how airlines in real life would decide to use polar route or even tail wind around the other side of the earth even when those routes are longer when that saved them time and fuel over operating on the shortest route.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 01:41:01 PM by Sami »

 

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