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Curly_109
05-10-2004, 02:09 PM
when i get to alt of about 5300m i see trailing smoke on both sides of my LA. i change supercharger on 3000m to stage 2 but still i lose power at the alt of 5300m>. have no experience with this fighters (LA5/7) my previous A/C's was Bf109's. another words, i cannot simply climb above 5300?! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif service ceiling for this type of A/C is way over 10000m http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
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Curly_109
05-10-2004, 02:09 PM
when i get to alt of about 5300m i see trailing smoke on both sides of my LA. i change supercharger on 3000m to stage 2 but still i lose power at the alt of 5300m>. have no experience with this fighters (LA5/7) my previous A/C's was Bf109's. another words, i cannot simply climb above 5300?! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif service ceiling for this type of A/C is way over 10000m http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
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Kasdeya
05-10-2004, 02:13 PM
Try adjusting your mixture. I don't fly this plane type that much if at all but I would think that you need to drop your mixture down to 80% or so.

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VW-IceFire
05-10-2004, 02:24 PM
Yup...its the mixture. Then at 6000 or 7000 meters you need to do it again.

Its not a high alt fighter by any means...hates the air up there.

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Curly_109
05-10-2004, 02:24 PM
o.k. thx will try... and i can't only imagine what was all those guys meaning when they say this A/C is noob plane?! i find my old Me109 way easier to fly (but that's because i have spent lot of time in it's cockpit). LA maybe(!) turns better, but what's the use without alt? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

finally i try to go with a "noob" plane but there goes a surprise on gaining alt http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif(and this is not my only "bad" surprise on this LA planes)

VW-IceFire
05-10-2004, 02:25 PM
Yeah I'm WAY more succesful flying a 109 than a La7...its not a hard plane to fly but I just find it to be not nearly as useful or effective as a 109. The 109 does take more to fly yes...and it rewards you by forcing you to fly very smartly.

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Nub_322Sqn
05-10-2004, 03:01 PM
I am very happy that the Spitfires have automatic super charger and fuel mixture, saves me a lot of messing around with all these controls when fighting at the alt borders of mixture and super charger.

I used to fight in a Bf109 against LaGG3's online and always cross over to the line where they had to change super charger and mixture and just keep bouncing around there.

Must have been pretty frustrating for them because I saw plenty of brown smoke trails comming by every now and then.

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F19_Ob
05-10-2004, 04:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LinkSh0t:
when i get to alt of about 5300m i see trailing smoke on both sides of my LA. i change supercharger on 3000m to stage 2 but still i lose power at the alt of 5300m&gt;. have no experience with this fighters (LA5/7) my previous A/C's was Bf109's. another words, i cannot simply climb above 5300?! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif service ceiling for this type of A/C is way over 10000m http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
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When u get used to the mixture and superchargerwork U'll see that u find plenty of targets below 3000m, and just bcause an axis fighter has climbed above that it doesnt mean he is an ace or imune to your attempts to take him out.
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LEXX_Luthor
05-10-2004, 04:18 PM
Here is what you can do...

For the aircraft you fly, experiment offwhine and see what altitudes you need to reduce mix by 10% by seeing when you start smoking, write these altitudes down for each plane on an index card and keep them handy. You will soon memorize the altitudes you need to step down mix.

...or learn to keep an eye on manifold pressure guage or tach meter. Whenever you start smoking from external view, in the cockpit you will see your engine guage needles dropping and struggling until you hit reduce mix then they go up again and stabilize until you climb more and need to reduce mix again. Also you can see the effects of prop pitch and supercharger stages with the guages.

FB+AEP cockpit guage reference ---&gt; http://free-st.hinet.hr/dvd/

You must do this or you lose alot of engine power at high altitudes by running a rich mixture.


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