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chris455
03-17-2004, 02:33 PM
Guys,
only now am I beginning to explore fying with no hud. I ditdhed icons lomg ago, and about a month ago went to locked pit. No padlock also.
Question is mundane, but serious:
In the P-47, how can you tell when your engine is about to overheat? None of the temperature gauges seem to work. Also, altitude? There is no "10s" indicator on the altimeter, it cannot have been based on visual cues (proximity of ground objects) since it would have to be relied on in IFR conditions.
What do you guys do?
S!

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chris455
03-17-2004, 02:33 PM
Guys,
only now am I beginning to explore fying with no hud. I ditdhed icons lomg ago, and about a month ago went to locked pit. No padlock also.
Question is mundane, but serious:
In the P-47, how can you tell when your engine is about to overheat? None of the temperature gauges seem to work. Also, altitude? There is no "10s" indicator on the altimeter, it cannot have been based on visual cues (proximity of ground objects) since it would have to be relied on in IFR conditions.
What do you guys do?
S!

http://members.cox.net/miataman1/P47.jpg

chris455
03-17-2004, 04:10 PM
Anybody? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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ucanfly
03-17-2004, 04:28 PM
There were a lot of complaints about the 10000 foot marker a while ago and I complained to Oleg that I could never get the combat RPMs (3000). FWIW the P-51 D-5 doesn't have the 10000 ft marker either but the new ACES one (P-51D-20) does.

As far as overheat I'm afraid I can't help as I rely on overheat message to tell me when I'm pushing it and try not to use 100+% all the time as IRL your water injection system runs out of water (don't know if this is modeled).

I am guessing that Oleg is refusing to devote any more time to artwork mods in existing cockpits or he just considers these complaints to be small potatoes. Hope I'm wrong.

chris455
03-17-2004, 04:33 PM
Thanks Ucanfly.
Fortunately (I think) you can fly forever on an overheated engine in the P-47. I'm sure this is at variance with RL, but hey, without a working temp gauge, and in FR, whaddya gonna do?
At least most of the gauges work. I wish they all did. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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p1ngu666
03-17-2004, 08:25 PM
there are workin temp gauges
last time the overheat message came on when u went into the green band

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ZG77_Lignite
03-17-2004, 09:27 PM
I can't say for certain (apparently you are right about the Jug not recieving overheat engine damage), but I believe the guage labeled 'oil temp' to the right of the tachometer should be your 'temperature guage' (refering to -D22). It should read 80-120 (this is celsius) I believe, as all aircraft use the same 'overheat module', imho of course.

Although I too wish all the guages 'worked', but we really have it as good as its ever been. Looking forward to Oleg's next sim, he appears to be a guage junky like some of us.

P.S. The microsoft series' may have working guages, but I've never found their use to be required as no consequence occur for running in unsafe/untypical ways.