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3WE
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Lazy question

Postby 3WE » Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:30 pm

Please tell me the total fuel burn and number of passengers on a “good example pleasure flight” Evanie might take (assuming he’s on your A-32+/-)

I think he might be shocked at the number of gallons we burn as individual buttock pairs going places.

I am happy to accept the units as lb, gal, L, or even Kg which triggers Bobby.

I’ll take it from there.

Thanks in advance.

PS: I hope you feel guilty for operating a CO2-manufacturing machine, and turning final with a half handful of power levers, while we play MSFS, assuming the windmill grid has enough wind.
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Re: Lazy question

Postby Not_Karl » Fri Dec 02, 2022 1:02 am

Would we burn half bottle as many liters of fuel if we had only one buttock?
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Re: Lazy question

Postby Gabriel » Fri Dec 02, 2022 1:28 am

PS: I hope you feel guilty for operating a CO2-manufacturing machine
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Re: Lazy question

Postby elaw » Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:58 pm

Using some numbers I found on the intarwebz and some I just made up...

An A320-200 in cruise burns 3125 liters/hour. Converted to American, that's 3375 quarts or 843.75 gallons/hour.

Now assume in that hour, the plane travels 500 miles. 500 miles on 843.75 gallons = 0.593 MPG. Which doesn't sound very good but... suppose the aeroplanie in question has 143 seats which the web claims is typical (and every seat has a butt in it). Multiply that last number by 143 and you get 84.75 passenger-miles per gallon.

An Ottomobile getting 30 MPG (assume highway driving) with 2 pax in it would be getting 60 passenger-miles per gallon, which obviously doesn't compare well with the airplane.

Conversely, a Tesla model 3 gets 142 MPGe (a made-up number, of course) so with 2 pax in it, you'd effectively get almost 300 passenger-miles per gallon.

The takeaway? Clearly, Tesla needs to start making airplanes. :mrgreen:
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Re: Lazy question

Postby Verbal » Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:04 pm

No.
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Re: Lazy question

Postby 3WE » Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:42 am

…so roughly 40 gallons of ‘gas’ gets Eric from Boston to visit Sick Bag and Brianie.

Not too shabby.
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Re: Lazy question

Postby flyboy2548m » Mon Dec 05, 2022 12:54 pm

Yes.
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