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The descriptions of the Hind by ED says "The internal fuel capacity is 1,770kg" 

On the screenshot you see the fuel gauge with 100% full internal tanks, no external tanks and the fuel meter set to total... which scale do I have to read? I already realized that it shows liters, not kilos. But do we read the most outer scale for internal tanks?

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28 minutes ago, Rhinozherous said:

But do we read the most outer scale for internal tanks?

 

Everything is x100 and is in liters

You use most outer scale when reading total fuel (0-25)

Tanks 1 and 2 scale in the middle (0-5)

Tanks 4+5 are read from inner scale (0-10)

 

Edit: of course you need to select desired tank/s first with tank selector


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Together with Chuck's Guide and the fuel diagram I now noticed, tank 3 gravity feeds into 4+5.

Tank 3 is also shown on middle scale.

 

Starting cold and dark with reduced fuel load. You will have some fuel in tank 3, but 4+5 are not full. It will immediately drain from tank 3 to 4+5 on the ground. Don't know if this is intended or not. I'll try to make a trackfile next time and ask.

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Outer scale: Total fuel amount

Middle scale: Tanks 1, 2 and 3

Inner scale: Tanks 4 + 5

 

You have two more tanks on the tank-selector switch, and those are "External 1" and "External 2". Do not confuse those with external fuel tanks mounted on the wing-pylons. The external tank-functions are left-over from Mi-24D where they would show the fuel amount of the two optional canister-tanks inside the passenger-/cargo-cabin. They don´t work on our Mi-24P because the Mi-24D was the last to use those tanks.

 

 

On 8/19/2021 at 6:01 PM, gulredrel said:

Together with Chuck's Guide and the fuel diagram I now noticed, tank 3 gravity feeds into 4+5.

Tank 3 is also shown on middle scale.

 

Starting cold and dark with reduced fuel load. You will have some fuel in tank 3, but 4+5 are not full. It will immediately drain from tank 3 to 4+5 on the ground. Don't know if this is intended or not. I'll try to make a trackfile next time and ask.

 

It is correct. Check this out: 

 

 


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Maybe I didn't clear it enough. tank 3 gravity feeding in 4+5 is totally okay. My concern is the implementation of starting with the reduced fuel load.

Say 80% fuel in mission editor and starting a mission, you will find something like 80% fuel in tank 3, and 80 % fuel in 4+5. So 4+5 have enough space so tank 3 drains in 4+5.

For a cold start where the helicopter has been fueled way before entering the cabin, all that fuel from tank 3 would have fed into 4+5 already and you sould see empty tank 3 and almost full tanks 4+5.

 

For hot refuelling it is okay to work this way I guess, when the filling cap is in tank 3 and can be topped of faster than the fuel will feed 4+5. So it takes a bit to drain.

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