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Hawgdog
03-27-2004, 04:40 PM
shift+0 give you control over the prop pitch.
I keep smoking engines. But I've got up to 500 level sustained flight.
Any tips to quit burning up motors?? Any other 110 tips or quirks?
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Hawgdog
03-27-2004, 04:40 PM
shift+0 give you control over the prop pitch.
I keep smoking engines. But I've got up to 500 level sustained flight.
Any tips to quit burning up motors?? Any other 110 tips or quirks?
thanks-

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_VR_ScorpionWorm
03-27-2004, 05:00 PM
Hmmmm, I never smoke my engines, and I fly it alot offline. I just keep my radiatior at 4 while in flight, open while taking off and 6 while landing. Ill also open it all the way in case I have somebody on my six. As far as prop-pitch, didnt know about that, thanks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Dunkelgrun
03-27-2004, 05:16 PM
I am always losing engines on the 110, they seem very sensitive indeed. I've managed to knacker them both before I've got off the runway on occasion.
I tend to keep both throttle and pitch down around the 80% most of the time now, and leave the radiator on setting 2 unless I need some extra speed.
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FWdreamer
03-27-2004, 07:19 PM
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I pretty much fly the 110 all the time, offline and online. I basically fly it like a 109, constantly playing with prop pitch. I keep my rads on auto closed all the time and have throttle right around 90 to 95%. Yet my prop pitch is what i keep adjusting, just listen to your engines, when they rev high bump it down a notch or two. I try and keep rpms between 2000 and 2500 all the time. When i go into a dive i drop prop pitch to as low as 30 so i dont cook the engines and as i climb up i crank them back up as needed. It really is a balancing act but it is fun and worth it once you get the hang of it. My top speed at 1km in height is 490kph with no cookin!

Hope this helps
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Zen--
03-27-2004, 07:50 PM
I've found at 100% throttle that 80% manual pitch is about the safest I can use, sometimes 85% but as FWdreamer mentioned you have to listen to your engines to be sure you are not over-reving. And you want to engage manual pitch BEFORE you throttle up to max power, because it will damage your engine immediately if you go to manual while at max throttle.

I didn't take a good look at the RPM either, but 2000-2500 also sounds like a good range imho.

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Maj_Death
03-27-2004, 08:02 PM
I think you all are making things needlessly complicated. Because of this thread I went and did a couple tests on the Bf-110. I tested top speed in level flight at sea level (5-10m ASL on Online8 map). With auto pitch and fully closed radiator I achieved 514km/h TAS. With manuel pitch I achieved 519km/h when keeping RPM's at safe levels (about 60% pitch at 519km/h). Tests were performed with 100% fuel and default armement. Speed and alitude were measured from no cockpit view. Max climb/dive speeds during test were less than 0.5 m/s.

Lower pitch settings such as 70% pitch or there abouts result in higher speed but this fries the engine in short order. As an almost dedicated Bf-110 pilot, I suggest you keep the thing on auto. The performance difference is insignificant but the risk of frying the engines is significant.

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FltLt_HardBall
03-27-2004, 09:35 PM
On the manifold pressure gauges you can see some labels above that I assume indicate how long you can operate the engines at a given setting. 80-100% is ok for 30 minutes, and over 100% is ok for 1 or 2 minutes.

clayman_52
03-28-2004, 02:27 AM
Funny this thread should come up ... I've been flying the 110 offline a lot lately. I have to agree with M_D here ... I went to auto pitch over week ago. I kept frying them at manual ... don't fry engines at all anymore and still maintain the same performance. The difference is null.