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tmdgm1
05-23-2004, 08:03 AM
I just flew a quick combat with the 109G10 yesterday and I bumped up the power to 110% and hit WEP and I received and engine overheat message. Ok, back off on engine, open radiater and I honestly can't remember if I received the engine normal message. Everytime I changed throttle setting, I didn't get the engine overheat anymore so I assumed I was ok.

The problem was the engine slowly gave out on me over the course of a few minutes. First, there was an apparent loss of power as I couldn't catch the p51b i was chasing. Gradually, I heard the grinding noise and the engine losing power. Strange thing is I didn't get any engine overheat message that whole time.

Did I miss something here being a noob?

tmdgm1
05-23-2004, 08:03 AM
I just flew a quick combat with the 109G10 yesterday and I bumped up the power to 110% and hit WEP and I received and engine overheat message. Ok, back off on engine, open radiater and I honestly can't remember if I received the engine normal message. Everytime I changed throttle setting, I didn't get the engine overheat anymore so I assumed I was ok.

The problem was the engine slowly gave out on me over the course of a few minutes. First, there was an apparent loss of power as I couldn't catch the p51b i was chasing. Gradually, I heard the grinding noise and the engine losing power. Strange thing is I didn't get any engine overheat message that whole time.

Did I miss something here being a noob?

Curly_109
05-23-2004, 08:20 AM
Just turn back throttle to zero (0%) wait 'till u hear that the engine works steady on this throttle( http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif3-4sec.max) engage WEP/MW50 and then steadily increase throttle back to 110%. This way you'll not ruine the engine after MW50 worns out. I think that'll solve the problem.

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-23-2004, 08:47 AM
That was my first thought as well. The G-10 uses the MW-50 which should NOT be engaged or disengaged with the throttle set over 30%. Once it's engaged (usually at start up with throttle set to 0%) then follow Ron Popeil's advice...."Set it and forget it!"



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tmdgm1
05-23-2004, 04:06 PM
I thought this was only for the 109K?

Any other planes I need to do the engage MW? P-47 has MW, doesn't it?

Art-J
05-24-2004, 04:09 AM
Yep, P-47 has it too, but using it is not dangerous http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. The MW installation on late 109s is tricky for nonexperienced flyers, but once you get used to "switch-on-not-above-30%-throttle" rule, You'll do just fine.

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tmdgm1
05-24-2004, 06:04 AM
Which 109's? G-10, G14, K? Any others?

Art-J
05-24-2004, 06:54 AM
I'm not dedicated 109 driver, just sometimes play around in QMB, behind "K" or "G-14" controls http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. But I remember that question of damaging engine with inappropriate MW50 usage appeared MANY times on this forum recently. So I suggest using "search" function or, faster: running the game, jumping into all 109s and making high-rev. tests. With time compression on it should take you less time than browsing this forum http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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