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XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 12:19 PM
I want to try using CEM but the manual only explains what each part of it is, not when and how to use it. And what do you press and do for start-up? Or have I missed something? If it's in the manual give me the page number (I do have the original, not a pirate). Or has this been covered in a previous post, I tried to search for it but it timed out.....

Any help welcomed.

Thanks

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 12:19 PM
I want to try using CEM but the manual only explains what each part of it is, not when and how to use it. And what do you press and do for start-up? Or have I missed something? If it's in the manual give me the page number (I do have the original, not a pirate). Or has this been covered in a previous post, I tried to search for it but it timed out.....

Any help welcomed.

Thanks

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 12:27 PM
Go to;

www.mudmovers.com (http://www.mudmovers.com)

It should help you out alot. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://home.si.rr.com/skywolf/moonlight2.jpg

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 12:36 PM
Many thanks Skywolf, found it.

Here is the link if anyone else is looking for it....

http://www.mudmovers.com/Sims/FB/fb_cem.htm

gives me something to read in the 'smallest room' of the house, ahem.

XyZspineZyX
10-11-2003, 12:41 PM
I've only just got the prop-pitch part, so I'll give you my understanding of things. More knowledgeable people may feel obliged to correct me.

Extra things to do using CEM:

- You can control your radiator manually, using R you can close it up to get more speed or open it to cool down.

- You need to control mixture on most allied planes, but it's automatic on German planes. You use 100% mix at low level, and you can put it up to 120% for a little extra power on the deck. As you gain altitude, you need to lean it out - if your engine is smoking and sounds funny, try leaning out the mix until it sounds good, but not so much that it slows down.

- You can control engine RPM/prop pitch. This is in a thread that was just here. On allied planes, this control selects engine RPM - 100% gives you best speed, use about 90% in a climb, and about 60% for cruising to look after the engine. You can also reduce prop pitch to slow right down, it seems to turn the prop into an air brake!

On the Bf-109, use the "prop pitch auto" control to switch off automatic pitch, then you use increase/decrease prop pitch to keep engine RPM where you want it. You can over-rev your engine and kill it easily!

Watch the RPM gauge, it seems to be all right between 2500 and 3000, but you'll kill the engine in moments over 3000. As it starts going too high, reduce prop pitch. Other, better 109 pilots may have better advice.