VC10 pro fuel/pax loader/planner



  • Hi there,
    your vc10 is a great aircraft. However, I'd very much appreciate if it came with a simple fuel/pax loading/planning app.
    As there is hardly any information around that helps you plan your flight with the VC-10, the professional product should include this service IMHO. This would improve the aspect of immersion, because your flight would be based on "real" data.
    A Douglas plane of the same era features a very simple to handle loading app. Since that aircraft is listed on simbrief, it doesn't need a planner. The same German company also has a combined loader/planner for their bus.
    It would be great if you could look into this.
    Thanks


  • JF Staff

    Hi Christoph,

    Glad to hear you are enjoying the product.

    We are currently looking into how best to provide fuel planning information.

    Thanks
    Martyn



  • I second this. While not necesarily a fuel planner just an interface to load in the amount of passengers and fuel onboard would be highly appreciated. Just one of the "Shift+X" sim panels should do, such that any adjustments you make in that sends the fuel and payload variables to the sim as necessary based on pre-defined table of values.

    As it stands, it is not intuitive to use the default sim "Fuel and Payload" menu to accomplish the above. Especially when it comes to passengers as you're only able to change weight, but not by pax number so it leaves you doing extra calculations that should not be required.

    Other than those and few other bugs really enjoy the plane and would love to see it continue to better itself and truly provide the smooth "Pro" experience its name suggests 🙂



  • @Martyn Hi Martin, I don't want to hassle you. However, it would be great to know if you've already got any plans regarding fuel loading/planning. This would make the add-on so much more convenient and also realistic.
    Regards
    Chris


  • JF Staff

    Hi Chris,

    We're just finishing off a couple of areas of existing functionality/code and will then be looking at a payload/fuel manager. We should have more news on that soon.

    Thanks
    Martyn



  • @Martyn Brilliant! I'm looking forward to the future of the 10! Thanks.



  • Hi Martyn,
    Any news of a payload/fuel manager for the VC10?
    Thanks
    Del


  • JF Staff

    Hi Del. Apologies for the delay. We're developing the load manager for the 747 Classic and this will then be converted for use on the VC10. I'll provide more info here as soon as it's available.



  • Tremendous. Thanks for the update!
    Del



  • Any updates on the Fuel manager?



  • I'm a whisper away from buying this aircraft, but I notice with interest there's been little or no information from JustFlight in this forum in about a year.

    Did they ever release a load/fuel planner or has that been shelved?
    Did the NAV autopilot glitches get sorted out?

    I like the look of the plane but don't want to buy an unfinished/incomplete product.

    Thanks all.



  • @thanratty I am sure thatt come the release of the 747 classic JF will be able to provide a fuel/load planner for the VC10 not long afterwards. It is certainly a fine aircraft, although I am unfortunately still having issues with the DC electrical system, which is still bugged for me, which I may have to raise in a support ticket again.


  • JF Staff

    Just a quick update on this, progress is being made with the Load Manager for the VC10 Professional. Not complete so not ready just yet but it will be and it's making nice progress. Thanks for your patience with this, it's appreciated.



  • @Voice-of-Reason said in VC10 pro fuel/pax loader/planner:

    Just a quick update on this, progress is being made with the Load Manager for the VC10 Professional. Not complete so not ready just yet but it will be and it's making nice progress. Thanks for your patience with this, it's appreciated.

    That is very good to hear, I look forward to flying it more when the update is released. I will probably drop a support ticket in a week or too though re the DC Electrics once I get round to troubleshooting.