FSEconomy noob: most profitable assignments?
Not so long ago I’ve discovered FSEconomy, an economy meta-gate for flightsim fans. Despite of somewhat simplistic core mechanics and unfancy look, it has a very active community and a lot of depth to it. I’ve spent last couple of weeks reading the manual, watching community forums and doing some assignments in the game itself. And the more I was learning the more questions I was having: where to fly? Which aircraft? Rent, buy or lease? What about FBOs? How to find the best assignments? The manual and community forums have some advices, but I want more definite answers.
I mean, staying net positive is not so difficult, but being efficient is a whole another story. And I want to be as efficient as I can. Luckily, FSE offers a treasure trove of data to support decision-making in a form of data feeds. So I armed myself with Python and spend a few evenings getting some answers.
Since I’m still quite a noob in this game, my high-level plan is this:
Find the most efficient way to build up initial capital without owning any assets. Find out which assets (FBOs or aircraft, which ones) would provide the most significant cost reduction. Invest and explore less involved methods of gaining revenue: rent/lease business, FBOs and all other fun. Right now I’m barely at the first stage and my most burning question is:
What kind of assignments yield the biggest income per hour?