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Old 14th Nov 2012, 13:47
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Eastwest Loco
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Devonport Tasmania Australia
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At 1 hour out from SYD the run time remaining to DXB would have been 13.5 hours chock to chock, not 8 hours and probably more with 1 mill deadheading.

Is it possible that the fuel useage compensating for the dead #3 engine along with the drag for rudder deflection for compensating for the thrust imbalance may have made the potential range of the aeroplane a factor?

Probably something I shouldn't throw into the mix but just interested. I was always told and taught that a clean well trimmed aeroplane was a fast and fuel efficient one.

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EWL
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