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Author Topic: D328JET Performance data update  (Read 415 times)

Offline mrh777

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D328JET Performance data update
« on: April 10, 2019, 02:14:30 AM »

I have some concerns with the performance data on the D328JET. It seems as several of the performance characteristics have been carried over from the D328 without any changes.

D328- Cruise speed .54 or 317 kts
D328JET-Cruise speed .54 or 317 kts

While slapping jet engines on an airframe designed as a turboprop, doesn't equal efficiency, the performance can't be exactly the same. Several articles and technical publications put the cruise speed at about 400kts/.68 mach. I think this should be updated in the game specs.

Additionally the ceiling is marked as FL310, same as the turboprop version, however the 328JET is certified to FL350. Not sure exactly how the dynamics of this work in the gameplay, but felt it was important to note.

The range also seems to be slightly on the short range, which may be changed by updating the cruise speed and altitude?

In the positive it seems the seat config has been adjusted in the jet model, to reflect real world technical details. Additionally the fuel burn seems spot on.

I wanted to point these out because it really renders the aircraft useless in the game as it has the same performance, but consumes 800lbs more fuel per hour and costs more to acquire.



Offline Tha_Ape

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Re: D328JET Performance data update
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 05:37:24 AM »
Range could be updated, but ceiling and speed won't, at least not in the current model: in order to put them in the same fleet group, 2 planes need to have the same specs, especially speed, so that you can swap schedules between planes of the same group (A319 -> A320, for example).
Doesn't play in favor of groups with multiple speeds (DC-8-60s and below vs DC-8-70s), but that's the way the game is built.

Offline Cedric3108

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Re: D328JET Performance data update
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 02:08:12 PM »
Maybe, since the D328JET is a plane nobody goes for at the moment (for obvious reasons), it could be considered to split them into two aircraft families, like it was done with the Saab 340/Saab 2000 or Dash-8 classics/Dash-8 Q400. I know it would take away the commonality, but since nobody is using the D328JET, nobody is profiting from the commonalty anyways...


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