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Air-wolf23
05-04-2004, 12:45 AM
1: how to use it??
2:when to use it??
3:why use it???

really hope u guys will help me, and plz, answer me in simpel answers, because im all new to this flightsim stuff..

Air-wolf23
05-04-2004, 12:45 AM
1: how to use it??
2:when to use it??
3:why use it???

really hope u guys will help me, and plz, answer me in simpel answers, because im all new to this flightsim stuff..

JG50_Blazin
05-04-2004, 01:03 AM
If you fly german dont touch the prop pitch unless you fly fockewulfs. The FW190 has a constant speed prop so it's safe to use the pitch at 100% all day long just like the VVS stuff and it gives the 190 a nice power boost vs sticking with auto. Even the dora model will work this way, the engine sounds much louder than the regular 190 but just ignore that.

How to use it is default button shift-0, then default buttons are shift-1 through shift-9 but if you have a controler with extra dials assign pitch to a dial instead, much easier and more accurate.

Reason I use it on VVS side is mostly to keep my engine from overheating. Dial the pitch back when I'm at high speeds to keep the engine RPM down. When I get into a bad situation my engine is nice and cool, ready to give 110% for the maximum duration to save my butt! Same goes for the fw190, but that thing is pretty good about staying cool. Normally just set to 100 prop pitch and 100 throttle all day long not an issue. Only time it complains is if I push the throttle up to 110 but that's pretty rare for me in that bird.



There's more drawn out complicated reasons to using pitch but those are the basics. It's mostly to me just a way to keep the engine ready for when I need it most. When your offensive fighting someone usually have some kind of advantage so you dont need the full power from your engine. Keep that puppy cool for after the fight when your trying to get away!

hos8367
05-04-2004, 01:37 AM
The simplest way of putting it is its like shifting a car. If you are moving too fast in first gear the car over revs. You want to avoid over reving to keep your engine cool.

Sam311
05-04-2004, 01:57 AM
i never have really messed with the pitch. I always just leave it at auto. How good is auto anyway? Am i missing out on extra performance by always using auto?

glottis77
05-04-2004, 04:19 AM
i am by no means an expert on this but using the prop pitch is the only way to fly the bf109. with manual prop pitch this thing climbs like a rocket. i usually set prop pitch to 50% in normal flight at 90% engine power. when rpms go down during a climb i start to increase prop pitch, however slowly. when i'm out of energy or when i go back to normal fly i go back to 50%. be careful when you dive! either set prop pitch LOW or AUTO. i hope that somebody who understands more than i do will help you out better,because if you fly the 109 you will depend on it.

Jenny_Lo
05-04-2004, 05:46 AM
Manual is MASSIVLEY better! - on some planes. Try the 109k4 in manual, it's great!

BaldieJr
05-04-2004, 06:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Air-wolf23:
1: how to use it??
2:when to use it??
3:why use it???

really hope u guys will help me, and plz, answer me in simpel answers, because im all new to this flightsim stuff..<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

1. Read the manual on CD 2. Example: if you are in a P40, check the manual to see what RPM the motor needs to be for:
Economy Cruise
Cruise
Combat Power

2. Depending on what your current flight situation is, set the pitch + throttle to the proper setting. In US planes you adjust pitch for a specific RPM and use the throttle to maintain that speed. If you start loosing RPM add more throttle. If you are still loosing RPM after giving her more gas, add more pitch (Someone will want to correct this statement: don't. We don't care about nomenclature in this instance as it just causes confusion).

3. To get best speed/ economy.

In german planes it works a bit differently and require practice because they have real prop pitch. A bit of practice will make you a pro. You'll find that you rarely need to change throttle settings, but pitch requires constant attention.

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michapma
05-04-2004, 10:28 AM
Whenever you're ready for more information, have a look here:

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

There is a side menu with links to relevant engine-management topics.

http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/69giap/fileadmin/Image_Archive/badges/69giap_badge_chap.jpg (http://giap.webhop.info)

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Sam311
05-04-2004, 12:43 PM
well i have been playing around withn the manual prop settings today. I must say, there is a huge difference between manual and auto in the german planes. I was going so fast i couldnt even get any kills http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif. Almost seems like a glitch though cause there is like no difference between auto and manual on the spit