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TOcarroll
02-24-2004, 06:12 PM
I have been trying to fine-tune my skills so I don't get shot down quite so fast on net play. One area I am working on is engine management. I've got the prop pitch down, but am a little confused with respect to mixture. I have set control keys for all Mixture settings. Naturally I take off on full rich. When I try to lean down the mixture, either by individual steps (Mixture decrease), or by dropping to a fixed number (say 50), nothing seems to happen, and no message indicating mixture change appears. Am I missing something obvious? I have not been ablew to get my engine to stall out from lack of gas, which makes me wonder if the control does anything. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif Feedback, please.

TOcarroll
02-24-2004, 06:12 PM
I have been trying to fine-tune my skills so I don't get shot down quite so fast on net play. One area I am working on is engine management. I've got the prop pitch down, but am a little confused with respect to mixture. I have set control keys for all Mixture settings. Naturally I take off on full rich. When I try to lean down the mixture, either by individual steps (Mixture decrease), or by dropping to a fixed number (say 50), nothing seems to happen, and no message indicating mixture change appears. Am I missing something obvious? I have not been ablew to get my engine to stall out from lack of gas, which makes me wonder if the control does anything. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif Feedback, please.

Chuck_Older
02-24-2004, 06:27 PM
What aircraft are you flying?

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Chuck_Older
02-24-2004, 06:34 PM
Also, what problem are you trying to solve with 50% mixture?

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Tooz_69GIAP
02-24-2004, 06:42 PM
Go here: http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/index.htm

This is a rather nifty website which basically goes through every aspect of flying in IL2 and FB including a very good section on engine management(although it is under construction in parts).

It's written by a guy from my squad, =69.GIAP=CHAP (michapma on the boards).

Tooz

whit ye looking at, ya big jessie?!?!

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ZG77_Lignite
02-24-2004, 07:31 PM
Mixture control was removed from various aircraft that had automatic mixture controls. Some aircraft that still have manual mixture control is the He111 and Brewster Buffalo.

TOcarroll
02-24-2004, 07:40 PM
The aircraft in question was a Me109E7Z, but I am just experimenting with the infor from "Complex Engine Management". Are you saying that most aircraft do not have the option for manual mixture? I find this odd, because even the FW190's allow you do adjust prop pitch manually. Aoout is a lot easier, but I'm looking for any edge I can get.

Tom O'Carrroll

Sly_MaGill
02-24-2004, 07:55 PM
Mixture is won't give you a combat edge. You fly with a Rich mixture for takeoff, you go for a leaner mixture for cruising, and full rich for combat.

Basically, what your doing, it making it so the engine runs on less fuel, with reduced performance, to save fuel for longer missions etc.