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Thunderbolt22
02-07-2004, 10:11 AM
Hi everyone.

I just bought IL2FB last Sunday, and I got hooked instantly with the game. But the excitement brought along problems too...

I'm flying the Polikarpov I16 during the Smolensk'41 campaign. My pilot career had already begun in Lvov-with an exemplary record to boot as a Lagg3 pilot. But however, I was assigned to fly the I-16 at Smolensk, and I began to feel very dismayed with the plane.

I don't get to last the entire mission flying the Polikarpov (and the Hurricane in Finland) which brings me to one question: why is it that at some point during the mission, the engine suddenly craps out on me: power levels drop suddenly, and the engine sputters? Take note: I don't have the Engine Management option activated, and on-air restarting doesn't work.

Need help. thanks!

Thunderbolt22
02-07-2004, 10:11 AM
Hi everyone.

I just bought IL2FB last Sunday, and I got hooked instantly with the game. But the excitement brought along problems too...

I'm flying the Polikarpov I16 during the Smolensk'41 campaign. My pilot career had already begun in Lvov-with an exemplary record to boot as a Lagg3 pilot. But however, I was assigned to fly the I-16 at Smolensk, and I began to feel very dismayed with the plane.

I don't get to last the entire mission flying the Polikarpov (and the Hurricane in Finland) which brings me to one question: why is it that at some point during the mission, the engine suddenly craps out on me: power levels drop suddenly, and the engine sputters? Take note: I don't have the Engine Management option activated, and on-air restarting doesn't work.

Need help. thanks!

robban75
02-07-2004, 10:22 AM
The I16 has a gravity fed fuel system, and therefore when making negative G manouvers the engine simply wont get any fuel. So, no pushing forward on the stick. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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One13
02-07-2004, 10:27 AM
The I-16 and Hurricane MkI both have carburettors that don't work under negative G conditions (i.e.pushing the stick foward). To dive with out starving the engine of fuel roll first then dive.
also use the search function, you will find plenty of threads about problems with I-16's & how to fly them.

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grinman
02-07-2004, 10:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Thunderbolt22:
Hi everyone.

I just bought IL2FB last Sunday, and I got hooked instantly with the game. But the excitement brought along problems too...

I'm flying the Polikarpov I16 during the Smolensk'41 campaign. My pilot career had already begun in Lvov-with an exemplary record to boot as a Lagg3 pilot. But however, I was assigned to fly the I-16 at Smolensk, and I began to feel very dismayed with the plane.

I don't get to last the entire mission flying the Polikarpov (and the Hurricane in Finland) which brings me to one question: why is it that at some point during the mission, the engine suddenly craps out on me: power levels drop suddenly, and the engine sputters? Take note: I don't have the Engine Management option activated, and on-air restarting doesn't work.

Need help. thanks!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Same thing happens to me when I dive from a high hieght and it seems the engine wont start. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gifP.s. I never knew it was gravity fed! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

tttiger
02-07-2004, 11:17 AM
Have you used the patches?

Patches made that carb problem far less of a hassle, although it's still there (should be historically) and in most cases you can now restart engine.

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Bruusteri
02-07-2004, 11:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Thunderbolt22:
Hi everyone.

I just bought IL2FB last Sunday, and I got hooked instantly with the game. But the excitement brought along problems too...

I'm flying the Polikarpov I16 during the Smolensk'41 campaign. My pilot career had already begun in Lvov-with an exemplary record to boot as a Lagg3 pilot. But however, I was assigned to fly the I-16 at Smolensk, and I began to feel very dismayed with the plane.

I don't get to last the entire mission flying the Polikarpov (and the Hurricane in Finland) which brings me to one question: why is it that at some point during the mission, the engine suddenly craps out on me: power levels drop suddenly, and the engine sputters? Take note: I don't have the Engine Management option activated, and on-air restarting doesn't work.

Need help. thanks!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Other folks explained the carburator, so I won't talk about that...

But it seems that you forgot to assign a correct plane for each campaign (not just the campaign where you start - I made the same mistake when I first started a career). If you don't like that you have to fly that crappy I-16 after Lagg-3, you can change it to Lagg-3(or some other). Just read the thread "Some tips for careers", which I started yesterday (the tip 3 in my 1st post and the 2nd post for the exact instructions).

Happy flying

LEXX_Luthor
02-07-2004, 12:06 PM
I~16, Hurri, and I~153 suffer engine cut out with too much negative gee. Learn your engine guages and watch their behavior when you push hard forward on stick.

This engine cut out can happen by itself, "mysteriously," especially in Stormy wind settings as the plane gets bumped up and down.

Solution:: Re-start engine. Watch engine guages, sometimes you have to try more than once, and can take more than a few seconds to restart. Don't be fooled by the spinning propeller.

Hurricane:: Generally easy to restart.

I~16 and I~153:: To restart engine successfully, your airspeed must be higher than ~200km/hr. Again, learn your engine guages (I don't use FB sound so I can't depend on sound). Be careful when flying low and slow above the tree forests. You need speed (200km/hr) to restart engine, or enough altitude to dive to pick up speed, and when the engine cuts, your speed drops real fast and you don't have much time to restart engine when flying just above the ground.

When I first flew the FB my first ride was I~153 over the Crimea map (to "step down" from my Flanker 1.0 jet over that sim's Crimea map) and I was "running out of fuel" within 10 minutes. No, it was negative gee engine cut out. That was last year, before the Patches let you start I~153 and I~16 in the air--again as long as you are moving fast enough.


Mandatory reading for early WAR VVS fans (USA Luftwhiners stay away--you have been warned)...Four very long pages dealing with pilot who flew I~16, Hurricane, P~40, etc...

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masamainio
02-08-2004, 08:46 AM
In I-16 you have to assign keyboard keys to lower and raise landing gear manually. Otherwise it flys pretty slow and unstable. Seen many flying with gear down online.