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harold x
05-28-2004, 03:59 AM
can anyone explain in the simplest terms how manual props work

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harold x
05-28-2004, 03:59 AM
can anyone explain in the simplest terms how manual props work

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jeroen-79
05-28-2004, 05:33 AM
You mean manual prop pitch?
Just what it says, you control the pitch of the propellor yourself.

Higher pitch (in % as displayed by the game) means higher RPM for a given speed.

BitwiseOp
05-28-2004, 05:43 AM
This might help...

http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/cemguide/proppitch.htm

F19_Ob
05-28-2004, 05:51 AM
If U want, U can manually twist the propellerblades to make them "bite" more of the air. This comes handy when on high altitudes where the air is thin. So this makes the prop more efficient without adding more throttle. Full throttle burns fuel and can overheat the engine faster.
There there can also be a gain in climbrate, but working incorrectly with pitch, especially in the bf109's will quickly fry the engine unusuable.

I dont understand how the heck people can use it in the 109 in combat ( some do)...Im too busy with other things, so I do as the ww2 109 pilots...Use autosettings ... thats why they made them http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif

well...there U go

ZG77_Lignite
05-28-2004, 12:24 PM
Beware the above advice (except that link), you might find it mis-leading. It is important for you to choose an aircraft for us to help you with. FB now has 5 seperate types of 'prop pitch' control, depending upon the aircraft, namely: constant speed props (ex P51), simple variable pitch props (ex Bf109 in 'manual' mode), Fixed Props (example P11c or Tb3), Kommandergerat system (ex FW190 family), 'Linked' constant speed prop (ex SpitfireMkIX). Choose a plane, and then learn how it operates, learning all of them at the same time can be quite confusing (see the above replies for examples of confusion).