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General Chat / Re: Attempting to calculate Flight Time to Block Time
« Last post by 1993matias on August 26, 2020, 10:13:14 am »
Block time calculations used to be distance divided by top speed. Now they are much more realistic, taking into consideration the different phases of flight, but also the size of the airports.
Use the page 'Research Route' to see a list of block times of all possible aircraft for that route.
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General Chat / Re: Attempting to calculate Flight Time to Block Time
« Last post by GediUK on August 25, 2020, 05:02:55 pm »
I'm really struggling with this too. I've seen the old/new block time info but how is this calculated? How can we incorporate this into planning multiple routes for one aircraft? It feels a bit like a 'finger in the wind' situation now.
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Bugs / Re: Boeing 707-320 Block Time Calculations
« Last post by StephenM on August 22, 2020, 04:24:53 pm »
All set with the latest 707-320s.

For the Boeing 720s, looks like the normal 720 has turbojet engines while the 720B has turbofans. I can swap those around as needed as well. I think due to the time period of this world we notice the turbojet/turbofan issue more than other worlds.
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Bugs / Re: Boeing 707-320 Block Time Calculations
« Last post by 1993matias on August 22, 2020, 04:01:14 pm »
I think it depends on if they are turbojets or turbofans
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Bugs / Re: Boeing 707-320 Block Time Calculations
« Last post by n301dp on August 22, 2020, 06:21:38 am »
Is this issue also a problem for the 720? I've now cleared out my order book of 707-320s and they need to be converted to -420s.

Thanks!
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General Chat / Re: Large Aircraft
« Last post by LizaSmith on August 20, 2020, 09:32:51 am »
The world's largest cargo plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, landed in Anchorage on Thursday for a layover while transporting medical supplies from China to Canada. The An-225 is a one-of-a-kind plane originally developed to transport the Soviet Union's Buran shuttle and components of the Energiya rocket.
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Bugs / Re: Boeing 707-320 Block Time Calculations
« Last post by n301dp on August 19, 2020, 04:40:20 pm »
Thanks Stephen! I have deliveries of 7 more brokered -320s coming in the next few days that were previously ordered plus two that were just delivered. Should I ping you when they are "on property?"
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Bugs / Re: Boeing 707-320 Block Time Calculations
« Last post by StephenM on August 19, 2020, 10:32:24 am »
All set, the 707-320s have been switched over to the 707-420, I put the letter A on the end of the name so you can see which ones we modified.

Go ahead and edit each route to get the block time to be re-calculated. No need to cancel and re-create or swap aircraft, just updating the fares is enough to fix the blocks. N112ZR (ID 3536) is the example I used to get the blocks back to normal.

Let us know if you run into any other difficulties!
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Bugs / Re: Boeing 707-320 Block Time Calculations
« Last post by n301dp on August 19, 2020, 12:19:59 am »
Would it be possible to replace them with 707-420s?
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Bugs / Re: Boeing 707-320 Block Time Calculations
« Last post by StephenM on August 18, 2020, 10:09:20 am »
The block time issue occurs in newer worlds due to changes in how we handle supersonic aircraft. I put a fix around turbojets so that slower aircraft (like the 707) are handled like a turbofan but faster aircraft (Like the Concorde or TU-144) are handled correctly. The fix will be in-game when we do our new big feature release which is order books.

We can swap out your 707-320's for another 707 variant if you like, that should allow you to create routes as you wanted to despite the issue with block times. The 707-320B has turbofan engines and will produce normal block times.

Looking at the 707-420 stats on the back end, it should probably be a 96 day construction length rather than a 72 day one. As Matias said it is an automated calculation and sometimes older data remains in the database where we changed the construction length formula but didn't update all the aircraft at once.
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