Note Regarding Basic and Extended Ranges
Rule-0 : A
reference range on internal fuel is adopted, usually referring to the carrying of an average payload at cruise
speed. In AAC™, range is not affected by payload nor drag nor altitude. It may however be affected by the
amount of fuel carried, either by the carrying of extra fuel tanks or by the carrying of a reduced amount of internal
fuel compensating for extra-heavy payload. It may also be affected by the actual power setting used by the
player. The reference range is thus an indicative AAC™ value only.
Rule-1 : The more
fuel the more range, proportionally. If an aircraft goes 1150 nmi with 380 USgal of fuel, it will go 2300 nmi
with 780 USgal or if 3 × 400 USgal drop tanks were added : 380+1200=1580 US gal ÷ 380 = 4.158 × 1150 nmi = 4781.58 ~
Comment : this is not intended to match reality and the rule is usually applied to internal fuel variations.
Rule-2 : Additional
fuel volume is reduced by 34%. Example for a 1150 nmi range aircraft on 380 USgal to which 3 × 400 USgal are a
3 × 400.USgal = 1200 × 0.66 = 792 +380 = 1172 ÷ 380 = 3.084 × 1150 nmi = 3546.84 ~ 3550 nmi.
Comment : this doesn't match reality anymore than Rule-1 but is intended to mimize unrealistic results