Trident Panel Manual
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Main Centre Autopilot Fuel Overhead Starter Radios
Fuel Panel

The fuel panel is a separate window & is toggled on/off by the fuel button 
The Trident has tanks in the wings and a central tank in the fuselage, all feeding any engine.
The model is simplified, with a basic left / centre / right control of all tanks & pumps.

Fuel Tank Loads

The Trident has separate fuel tanks in the wings, plus a central tank in the fuselage.  All tanks can feed all engines.
Each fuel level gauge displays in kilograms x 1000.
The centre tank gauge reads up to 8500kg, with each wing having two tanks of 5500kg, 2500kg.

Fuel Flow

This shows the current rate of fuel to each engine in kilograms per hour x 1000.
It also has a fuel quantity counter (kg), which can be reset to zero by clicking the gauge.
Due to limitations of FS variables, this gauge uses a simulated formula based on total fuel used, divided by three (three engines).  Because of this, the counter will continue for an engine that has been shut down, although the sum total across all four engines is correct.
The gauge pictured shows a fuel flow of 2150 kg/hr, with 144 kg having been used.

Fuel Temperature

Fuel temperature entering engines in degrees centigrade.

Fuel Pressure

Fuel pressure for each engine in pounds per square inch.

Booster Pumps

To keep things simple the fuel tanks are grouped as left, centre & right.  The centre tank is a single tank, while left & right wings have two tanks each.
All booster pumps work together for each fuel tank group.
The 'gulls eyes' show if fuel is flowing from each tank.
If all booster pumps are turned off the engines will stop & the amber LP warnings will light.
The crossfeed valve does not perform any function in FS & is always open.