FMS Fuel page logic
Chaps I’ve just got back into the Q400 after a long time and something that has very slightly bugged me ever since I bought this otherwise brilliant aircraft is the fuel page. Based on the info I have from the Universal manual and an airline ops manual, you should be able to add the dry operating weight, add ‘0’ in the passenger option, enter the takeoff fuel, hold and final reserve and put the total traffic load in the cargo section, which will then generate a ZFW and the takeoff weight. The MJC FMS doesn’t do this - it doesn’t formulate a ZFW when you put the DOW and the total traffic load in the CARGO section. Are you sure this is correct?